Teen gun­man in La Loche school shoot­ing had re­grets

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

A teen gun­man who killed four peo­ple at a home and in a school in north­ern Saskatchewan told po­lice he had re­grets about the shoot­ing.

Dayne and Dray­den Fon­taine were killed at their house in La Loche in Jan­uary 2016 be­fore the shooter went to the high school, where he killed a teacher and a teacher’s aide.

The teen was asked in a video­taped po­lice in­ter­view, which was played at his sen­tenc­ing hear­ing Thurs­day, how he felt when he thought about killing the two broth­ers.

“I didn’t plan to shoot them, man. I al­ready told you. They weren’t part of the plan,” he said, cry­ing, in the video.

The of­fi­cer asked him what the plan was.

He replied to go to the school and shoot the kids.

The teen was also asked what he would say to Dayne and Dray­den now.

“Tell them that I’m sorry, man.” The teen has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-de­gree mur­der, two counts of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der and seven counts of at­tempted mur­der.

The sen­tenc­ing hear­ing is to de­ter­mine if the teen, who can’t be named be­cause he was just shy of his 18th birth­day at the time, should be sen­tenced as a youth or an adult.

Court has heard that Dayne Fon­taine was shot 11 times – twice in the head – and Dray­den was shot twice, in­clud­ing in the back of the head.

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