WA Police Confirm 7 People Dead In A Suspected Shooting Tragedy

Erika Holt
May 11, 2018

SEVEN people, four children and three adults, have been found dead at a property in Osmington, 20km north east of Margaret River.

A phone call led police to the scene at about 5:15 a.m., authorities said.

Calling it a "significant tragedy", Mr Dawson said: "Police are now responding to what I can only describe as an horrific incident in Osmington, 20km north-east of Margaret River".

Dawson said firearms were also found at the scene.

None of the victims have been identified yet.

A major investigation is underway with reports that up to seven people have been found dead in a home overnight just outside of Margaret River.

Police would not comment on the possibility of murder-suicide, but they are not looking for a suspect.

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The bodies of three adults and four children were discovered on the property at Osmington.

"It's sending shockwaves through the whole community - we're all linked in one way or another, every family", she told WA Today. Dawson said those killed are believed to have been residents at the property.

"As I'm sure you'd appreciate it, it's not appropriate for me to speculate on any further matters", he said.

In Friday's incident, police statement said there were "no concerns about wider public safety".

"I'm not in a position to release any further details about the identities of the deceased", Mr Dawson said. "They will be supported by other specialist police units".

Osmington consists only of a handful of roads, farms, vineyards, holiday chalets and horse studs.

The incident has taken its toll on first responders, he added.

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