CANADA:Dec.31: A man with a lengthy criminal record killed six adults and two young children before taking his own life in Edmonton in what the police chief on Tuesday called the western Canadian city’s worst mass murder AP reported.
Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht told a news conference late Tuesday night that there was no suggestion of gang involvement and said the motive for the “senseless mass murder” appears to have been “planned and deliberate” domestic violence.
“It’s terrible for the city,” Knecht said. “The scene … has been described as chaotic, horrific. Particularly when there’s children involved, it has a tremendous impact on our folks.”
Knecht did not release the name of the suspect, but said the man was well-known to police and had a criminal record dating back to September 1987.