Friends and neighbours await answers from an autopsy in Saskatoon following a murder-suicide outside of a Meadow Lake home on Thursday.
Locals said Robert Bell, 70, and Sonny Morin, 73, were the two men found dead outside a home in the area of 5th Street West and 6th Avenue West.
RCMP did not confirm the identities of the men, but said they were both from Meadow Lake.
Police were first called around 10 a.m. about gunshots reported in the area. When officers arrived, they discovered the men’s bodies.
RCMP said an “autopsy has been ordered on the 70-year-old male victim” for Monday.
A community left in shock
Harold Morin told News Talk Radio that Bell was a super-friendly man who will be greatly missed in the community.
“I went into shock and depression. I’m still frightened quite a bit,” Morin said on Friday. “I had a hard time to come here for coffee but life must go on.”
Another friend of Bell, Jim said the town is still scratching their heads, wondering what could have led to a murder-suicide between two neighbours.
“A lot of people are in deep shock and sadness over the loss of Robert he was very well liked and well known here,” Jim said. “To realize that he is gone so quickly, it’s hard to wrap my head around this.”