Edmonton Massacre: Eight People Killed Including Two Children In ‘Senseless Mass Murder’

The people of Edmonton were in a state of shock on Wednesday when they awoke to the news that a massacre had taken place. Six adults and two children were murdered in separate locations by a local man with a lengthy criminal history.

The perpetrator of the heinous act ended up committing suicide some time after his murderous shooting spree.

As reported by the press in Canada, police Chief Rod Knecht told a news conference late Tuesday night about the Edmonton massacre that there is no suggestion of gang involvement, and that the motive for the “senseless mass murder” appears to have been “planned and deliberate” domestic violence.

As Knecht told reporters in the press conference, “It’s terrible for the city. The scene… has been described as chaotic, horrific. Particularly when there’s children involved, it has a tremendous impact on our folks.”

While Knecht refused to name the man who carried out the Edmonton massacre, he did reveal one of the victims as Cyndi Duong, 37, who was shot in a home in south Edmonton on Monday. Two men and three women between the ages of 25 and 50, and a girl and a boy, both under the age of 10, were found dead a few hours later at a home in the northeast.

The police have determined that a 9mm handgun was used in the killings, and the weapon was registered but had been stolen from Surrey back in 2006.

Authorities were first notified about the incident at around 7 p.m. on Monday, following a report of a man entering the southside home, opening fire and fleeing.

Around 90 minutes later, officers responded to reports of a suicidal man at a northeast residence, the same home where a man had been arrested in November 2012 and charged with domestic and sexual assault.

Meanwhile, the body of the man who carried out the Edmonton massacre’s was found hours later at the VN Express Asian restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan after police brought in tactical-team officers, surrounded the area, and reportedly smashed through the front of the restaurant with a vehicle.

Knecht confirmed that the suspect had a business interest in the restaurant, but would not say if he was the owner.

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice released a statement to the press, saying, “In this season of peace and goodwill, this act of violence is all the more difficult to comprehend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those involved at this very difficult time. May they find strength in knowing that Albertans share in their loss.”

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