Double homicide on residential street in Yellowknife 

Yellowknife RCMP detachment exterior. (CKLB file photo.)

Two people were killed on Bigelow Crescent in Yellowknife early Saturday morningin what police are calling a double homicide.

Police were called to a residence in the Kam Lake neighborhood after receiving information about several people injured inside. 

Once they arrived, officers found one person already deceased and another suffering from serious injuries. 

The injured individual was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital for treatment, but later died as a result of their injuries, stated a Saturday media bulletin.

RCMP G-Division spokesperson Cpl. Matt Halstead subsequently stated the killings appear to be targeted, and “related to the illicit drug trade in Yellowknife.”

Anyone who lives on Bigelow Crescent or Williams Avenue that has surveillance or doorbell camera footage from Saturday morning, between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., is asked to contact police.”

Video files can be submitted on thumb drives.

Anyone with any information can call the Yellowknife detachment at 867-669-1111 or visit Crime Stoppers at


EDIT: Information released in ensuing days about drug trade was added.