In Australia found seven bodies with gunshot wounds, including four children


Four children and three adults have been found dead at a home in rural Western Australia.

Four children and three adults were found dead on the property in Osmington, near the Margaret River townsite.

WA's Police Commissioner Chris Dawson confirmed in a press conference that two guns were found at the scene.

He said two firearms were found at the scene and confirmed that at least some of the victims suffered gunshot wounds.

"I can only say at this point in time, we have no information to raise concern about wider public safety issues at this point in time".

Dawson described the incident as a "tragedy" and "horrific incident".

"Police arrived at the property following a call from "'male person' connected to the property" shortly after 5:00 a.m. local time (5 p.m. Thursday ET), national broadcaster ABC reported.

That suggested a possible murder-suicide case, but Dawson would not confirm that, the West Australian of Perth reported.

The ages of the children were not released.

A death toll of 7 makes it the country's worst mass shooting since 1996, when a man went on a shooting spree in Port Arthur in Tasmania, killing 35 people and injuring dozens more.

The commissioner said the police chaplain had been called to attend the scene of the tragedy to support the emergency services.

It's understood three generations of the same farming family were involved in the tragedy at Osmington, northeast of Margaret River.

"This will be a very large scale and detailed investigation". Dawson said those killed are believed to have been residents at the property.

Other members of the families are in the process of being located.