No arrests have been made for Melville homicide

Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes, with support from RCMP Detachments and specialized units, released a report regarding the homicide that occurred in Melville on Wednesday.

The investigation continues for the homicide of an adult male that occurred at a business on 3rd Avenue West in Melville.

The identity of the deceased has been confirmed through an autopsy performed by the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

26-year-old Tristan William Hughes-Nyszczuk from Sherwood Park, Alberta, was found dead from gunshot wounds at the business police were dispatched to after receiving reports of gunshots.

Another adult male, whose name will not be released, was found at the scene with life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. The police will not be providing updates on his condition as this is considered private health information.

At 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, the Saskatchewan RCMP issued an emergency alert advising the public to be vigilant as the vehicle identified as being involved in the homicide was located abandoned and burned on Highway #10 near Duff, SK.

At that point in the investigation, police had no information about where the suspect(s) might be, whether they had access to a vehicle, or if they would seek a ride from the many motorists who travel along that highway.

As the investigation progressed throughout the day, it was determined that the incident was a targeted attack. Ultimately canceling the emergency alert three hours after it was issued.

Investigators had no evidence to suggest a heightened risk to the general public’s safety. At that time, police asked the public to remain cautious and to report any suspicious activity – including the thefts of vehicles – to police.

The suspect(s) involved in this incident have not been located and no arrests have been made. Police do not have further information regarding the suspect(s) including physical descriptions, images, or identities.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide, or the events leading up to it, is asked to contact their local police immediately. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online.

Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest(s) or charge(s) of person(s) in relation to this offense or any other serious crime.

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