Mass murder in Canada – level 3
Eight people, including two young children, have been found dead at two properties in Edmonton, Canada, in what police called a senseless mass murder.
Officers found the body of a woman who’d been shot dead at a house in South Edmonton on Monday. Later, the bodies of three more women and two men were found at a house in the northeast part of the city, along with a boy and a girl both aged under 10.
A man who is believed to have been suicidal was later found dead at a restaurant. He was known to police.
Canadian police said the series of events were not random acts but appear to be planned, deliberate and targeted. And the deaths appear to be the tragic result of family and domestic violence.
Police are treating eight of the nine deaths in Edmonton as homicides and are not looking for any other suspects.
Difficult words: property (a home or land), senseless (pointless, meaningless), suicidal (likely to commit suicide), deliberate (on purpose), domestic violence (violent/aggressive behaviour within the home).
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