Dead suspect in Edmonton mass murders found to have criminal past

Dec 31, 2014 | National, NEWS | 0 comments

Authorities in Edmonton are trying to determine the circumstances of what is being called the city’s worst mass killing in recent history. Police say a gunman killed six adults and two children before taking his own life. One of the victims, 37-year-old Cyndi Duong, was found in a southwest Edmonton home on Monday. The same day, five other adults and two children under 10 were discovered in another home in the north end. Early on Tuesday morning, a man confirmed as the killer was found dead in a Vietnamese restaurant in the nearby city of Fort Saskatchewan. In a press conference yesterday, Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht pointed out that these killings were not gang-related, but rather an extreme case of domestic violence. The gunman is said to have had a lengthy criminal history involving drugs and violence going as far back as 1987. Police also say the gun used in the murders was registered in British Columbia and reported stolen in 2006. Autopsies on the bodies will begin tomorrow.
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