Seven people found dead in murder-suicide in Western Australia

Seven people found dead in murder-suicide in Western Australia

It has been described as Australia’s worst mass shooting in more than two decades.

Three adults and four children have been shot dead on a property near the world-famous holiday town of Margaret River

Three guns were found at the property where Cynda, 58, and Peter Miles, 61, were believed to have died early yesterday at their farm in Osmington.  Their daughter Katrina, 35, and her four autistic children — Taye, 13, Rylan, 11, Arye, 10, and Kadyn Cockman, 8 — were found dead in a shed on the site, that had been converted into living quarters on the farm, which was named Forever Dreaming.

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson confirmed that after attending a triple-0 call made by a man connected to the property, police found seven people dead from gunshot wounds, six of whom they believe were murdered.

The family of the deceased say they are “still trying to understand how this could happen”, according to news.com.au.

ABC News has a background piece on the family and local reaction HERE.

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