Edmonton murders 'a horrific event' linked to domestic violence

December 31, 2014 4:17 PM

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Edmonton murders 'a horrific event' linked to domestic violence

Shock and sadness pervade Edmonton today after a man shot and killed six adults and two children and then himself, as authorities try to determine what led to the city's worst mass killing in recent history.

Police say the apparent gunman, who had a criminal record dating back to 1987, used a stolen 9-mm handgun in what police Chief Rod Knecht called "an extreme case of domestic violence."

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