Seven people including four children and three adults have been found dead at a home near Margaret River in Western Australia’s South West.
Police sources have confirmed they are treating the deaths are a murder-suicide.
WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said officers were called to the rural property in Osmington, about 20 kilometres north-east of Margaret River, about 5:15am today.
Two adults were found outside the house and the other five bodies were discovered inside.
Two firearms were located at the scene.
“It appears that gun-shot wounds are there, but I don’t want to go further than that as two firearms have been located,” Commissioner Dawson said.
Detectives from the Homicide Squad and Forensic Crime Scene Unit have travelled to the scene, about 270 kilometres south of Perth, as part of the investigation.
Commissioner Dawson announced the discovery at a media conference in Perth, describing the deaths as a tragedy.