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Worst Mass Shooting In Australia Since 1996: 7 Dead

After 5 a.m. the police were called on Friday to the home of Cynda and Peter Miles in Osmington which is a village near the tourist town of Margaret River, 170 miles south of Perth.

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The police said, seven people including four children were found dead in Western Australia on Friday. They were dead from gunshot wounds at a rural property.

Worst Mass Shooting In Australia Since 1996: 7 Dead
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After 5 a.m. the police were called on Friday to the home of Cynda and Peter Miles in Osmington which is a village near the tourist town of Margaret River, 170 miles south of Perth. Then the police found the victims that are four children and three adults.

After finding victims, then police have yet to identify the victims publicly. The police said victims would not admit a murder-suicide.

Crime-scene and homicide detectives were called to investigate. They travelled from Perth.

The property was a crime scene “, and we’ve got to figure out what happened,” South West Superintendent Mick Sutherland, who is the most senior police officer in the region, said on Friday. He added that the police expected to be on the site for up to five days.

Chris Dawson, who is the commissioner of the Western Australia Police, said at a news conference, “The loss of any life is tragic, but the loss of four children and three adults — this is a significant tragedy.” Dawson added, “Police are currently responding to what I can only describe as a horrific incident.”

When a gunman killed 35 people in Port Arthur, Tasmania which was the worst mass shooting in Australia since 1996 represented by the deaths.

Cynda Miles worked for a local community group, according to neighbours and public records. Katrina Miles, daughter of Cynda, lived on the property with her four children, ages 8 to 13. Her children were all home-schooled there. The children were on the Autism spectrum, said a friend of the family, who is in the same home-schooling network.

Osmington has just 135 population and mostly consists of farming properties and vineyards. They would identify victims only after next of kin had been notified, said the police.

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