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Tragedy on Nikku Street

A man and a woman have both died after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, Iqaluit RCMP responded to a weapons-related incident, according to a news release.

"Witnesses reported observing a female being chased by a male with a knife on Nikku Lane in Iqaluit. Reports indicate the male stabbed the female then himself before being transported to Qikiqtani General Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries," the RCMP stated.

"Autopsies have been ordered. The police are not seeking any other individuals in relation to this investigation."

RCMP Nunavut Major Crimes Unit continues the investigation, along with RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the Nunavut Coroner's Office.

"Our thoughts are with the families during this difficult time and grief counselors have been made available through the Nunavut Crisis Response and Trauma Teams," the RCMP stated.