B.C. First Nation anxious to “find centre” after attacker injures 11

The chief of a First Nation near Lillooet, B.C., says the healing for her people starts today.

LILLOOET, B.C. — The chief of a First Nation near Lillooet, B.C., says the healing for her people starts today.

Bridge River Band Chief Susan James made the comment just hours after an unidentified member of the band burst into the community’s southern interior office on Wednesday and injured at total of 11 people.

James says she doesn’t know the man and can’t understand what may have led to the outburst, but other members of the band had already begun a drumming ceremony to properly send off his spirit.

The man was restrained before RCMP arrived but went into cardiac arrest as officers reached the scene and could not be revived.

His death has prompted a probe by the Independent Investigations Office, while James says the community remains focused on helping the seven people now recovering at home, as well as the four who remain in hospital.

A spokeswoman with the health authority confirms one woman had surgery after being airlifted to hospital in Kamloops, while a second person was flown for treatment in Kelowna and two others have less serious injuries, but remain hospitalized.

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