Seven die in Australia's worst shooting for 22 years

Western Australia state police commissioner Chris Dawson said the tragedy would have a lasting impact on the community More

West Australian Police Commissioner Chris Dawson says support is being offered to all those involved. We know whose phone it was made from.

Katrina and her four children had been or were students at Margaret River Primary School.

"While we have come to some preliminary conclusions, I'm satisfied that from the briefing I've received from the homicide detectives as to the circumstances regarding that".

Seven people have been killed in Australia's largest shooting in nation in more than two decades, leaving the small town in Osmiongton shocked and the topic of global headlines.

The (police officer) that went through, he said they looked all peaceful. "We are stunned and still trying to understand how this could happen", the family said.

All three were registered to Peter Miles.

"The bodies of two adults were located outside". He added that the police expected to be on the site for up to five days.

Investigators are yet to reveal a motive for the shooting, but some in the community have suggested financial hardship could have played a role.

It is about 12 miles northeast of Margaret River, a popular tourist destination known for its wineries, surfing and natural beauty. It has a handful of farms, vineyards and stud farms. Miles were found at the property.

He purchased the 30-acre farm in late 2014 alongside along with his spouse Cynda. I think he's been thinking this through for a long time, ' claimed Mr Cockman.

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"Police are now responding to what I can only describe as a horrific incident", Dawson told reporters.

Cynda Miles worked for a local community group, according to neighbours and public records.

"I will confirm all seven deceased suffered gunshot wounds", he said. "He was going to meet with me at 10 o'clock [on Saturday]".

A forensic investigation at the property is continuing.

Police officials say seven people including four children were found dead with gunshot wounds at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country's worst mass shooting in 22 years.

. "Police are not searching for other suspects".

She described the family as "lovely people".

"But this is not how I would want to get back at them. It wasn't the grandfather".

Police were called to the property in remote Osmington - about 20 kilometres outside of the holiday town of Margaret River - just after 5am on Friday. The bodies of four children and one adult were discovered inside the home and two adults were found dead outside.

Pamela Townshend, president of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, told Fairfax Media: "It's sending shockwaves through the whole community - we're all linked in one way or another, every family".

"This is a strong, connected community and I know that we'll all support each other and we'll get through this together", she said.

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