Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town

A police officer stands on an empty gravel road outside Margaret River.Margaret River is famous worldwide for wine, surf and idyllic holidays. But a dark pall has been cast over the WA town, which is now the home to one of Australia’s worst mass murders.

Locals have been left struggling to understand how their tight community could be ripped apart by the massacre of a family of seven, including four young children aged between eight and 13.

Early yesterday morning, news spread like wildfire through the town of 9,000 that a serious crime had occurred.

via Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)