Gunshot at Northwoods Inn fired at officers, police believe
Saskatoon police respond at the Northwoods Inn on Thursday, Dec. 8 after a possible gunshot. (Levi Mierau/CTV Saskatoon)
A gunshot police believe was fired at officers at the Northwoods Inn prompted a heavy police presence along Saskatoon’s Idylwyld Drive Thursday night.
Officers investigating a suspicious vehicle at the motel on Idylwyld’s 600 block heard a single gunshot at about 6:30 p.m. The shot, based on evidence at the scene, was directed toward the officers, police believe.
The officers took cover until the tactical unit’s armoured BearCat vehicle arrived on scene and Idylwyld was shut down between 25th Street and 29th Street.
Residents of 16 rooms at the motel were detained and sent to city transit buses as police investigated. Seventeen people were detained in total, according to police.
A man and a woman, both 25 years old, were arrested during the investigation, but no suspects were taken into custody in relation to the gunshot.
The woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous weapon after she was found in possession of .22 calibre bullets, an axe, a knife and methamphetamine, police said in a media release. The man was charged with obstruction and breaching a court order.
The scene was cleared and residents were allowed to return to their rooms at about 1:30 a.m.
No one was injured.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.