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Seven found dead in rural Western Australia

11 May 2018

"At about 5.15am this morning, police were called to a rural property on the outskirts of this property at Margaret River".

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. But WA Police commissioner Chris Dawson this morning told a press conference he could not confirm that.

Detectives from the Major Crime Squad have travelled to the town as part of the investigation, the ABC is reporting.

Mr Dawson said police received a call alerting them to the "horrific tragedy" from a male person believed to be connected to the property at about 5.15am.

Police described the scene as "horrific". He said there appeared to be gunshot wounds.

Police said four children and one adult were found on the property and two adults were found deceased not far away from the building.

"These tragedies have a lasting impact", Commissioner Dawson said.

Police found the bodies of four children and three adults. It is mostly rural, consisting of vineyards and farmland properties.

Commissioner Dawson also urged anyone with any information about the Osmington tragedy to contact police as they begin to comb through evidence.

"This will be a very large scale and detailed investigation".

I can only say at this point in time, we have no information to raise concern about wider public safety issues at this point in time.

Seven found dead in rural Western Australia