3 adults, 4 children found dead on property in Western Australia

3 adults, 4 children found dead on property in Western Australia

Police are treating the incident as a murder-suicide, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The children and one adult were found in a shed that had been converted to a living space, while the other two bodies were found outside.

The commissioner confirmed the person who made the call had a connection to the property but would not confirm the nature of the link.

'The bodies of two adults were located outside, five bodies were located inside a building on the rural property.

"When Australia had a mass killing-I think it was in Tasmania-about 25 years ago, it was just so shocking the entire country said, 'Well, we're going to completely change our gun laws, ' and they did", he told comedian Marc Maron during a podcast taping.

WA police chief commissioner Chris Dawson.

The exact ages of the deceased have not yet been released.

As The Washington Post reported, soon after the 1996 incident, John Howard, who was elected as Australia's prime minister that year, enacted strict gun control legislation. Former President Barack Obama was reportedly an enthusiastic supporter of Australia's gun laws, which were implemented after a bad shooting in the 1990s. The killing is the country's worst mass shooting in more than two decades.

Four children were among those killed, which took place at the family's home in Osmington, which is south of Perth and on the southwestern tip of the country. But it wasn't clear whether all of the victims had been fatally shot.

Cynda Miles was found dead at the property. The incident prompted the nation to introduce stringent gun controls.

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"The reason police went to the property was from a telephone call which we've recorded", said Dawson, who would not comment on the identity of the caller.

"We live in a attractive sleepy part of Margaret River and the last thing you would expect is something like this".

Now, police and forensic investigators are combing the property for clues as to how the tragic events unfolded.

Flowers are left next to a police roadblock where police are investigating the death of seven people in suspected murder-suicide in Osmington. He also said firearms were recovered from the scene and there appeared to be gunshot wounds. All weapons must be registered, although many arrive illegally from overseas through organised syndicates.

The motive behind what has become the worst mass shooting in Australian history since the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, remains unknown.

"They were just such lovely people", she said.

"They are a hugely respected family and a great asset to the community", he told AAP.

Police do not believe that there is a "larger threat to public safety", perhaps suggesting that the shooter was one of the people found dead.

Augusta-Margaret River Shire president Pamela Townshend said Osmington Road was home to a particularly tight sub-community.

"We are trying to locate other members of the family and friends", Commissioner Dawson said.

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