Man charged in Sask. First Nation homicides seeks bail

Shawn Moostoos. (RCMP)

A man charged in a double homicide on James Smith Cree Nation made his first court appearance Wednesday by phone at Nipawin Provincial Court.

Shawn Moostoos, 33, was represented by legal aid lawyer Mike Martin. Martin told the court his client is seeking bail.

Moostoos is charged with two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder and discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A man, 37, and a woman, 28, were killed. Another man, 44, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP said the shooting occurred around 7:19 p.m. Sun. Sept. 5 on James Smith Cree Nation following an altercation at a home in the community.

Moostoos was arrested without incident at a home in Melfort on Monday afternoon.

The suspect and the victims were known to each other, according to RCMP.

Moostoos is scheduled to make his next court appearance by video in Melfort Provincial Court on Sept. 20.

He remains in custody in Prince Albert.