At least nine people were found dead in Edmonton, Canada, in three separate crime scenes on Tuesday. Reports say that the killer committed suicide.
Bodies were found in Fort Saskatchewan at a Vietnamese restaurant, reported the Edmonton Journal. The three crime scenes were linked by police, the report said.
Police spokeman Scott Pattison said Tuesday that they were called to a home in the city’s north end Monday night and found at least two bodies.
Officers are also dealing with the suspicious death of a woman in the southwest part of the city. Her body was found Monday night after officers answered a call about a weapon in a home.
Mounties in nearby Strathcona County are also investigating a suspicious death in Sherwood Park, just east of Edmonton.
Police are currently investigating a “homicide scene” in north Edmonton. Downtown Fort Saskatchewan was blocked off by police, as they investigate the matter.
A witness said a woman, who was outside the crime scene in north Edmonton, said, “My kids! My kids!” reported Global News Canada.
At around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, police were called to a home at 180th Avenue and 83rd Street in Klarvatten. Neighbors said that a couple with young children live there along with an elderly woman.
A neighbor told Global News: “It is a little frightening… I don’t know what to think of it… It’s not a happy thought at this time of year.”
Per the Journal:
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP advised residents early Tuesday morning that all roads to the downtown core had been blocked off and no access would be permitted until further notice. Around 9:30 a.m., RCMP issued an ‘all clear’ and barricades had been removed, the City of Fort Saskatchewan tweeted.
Police could not confirm whether the investigation in Fort Saskatchewan is related to a “multiple homicide scene” currently under investigation in north Edmonton.
Authorities are also investigating a home in Haddow, where a woman in her 30s was found dead, according to CBC.
Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht plans to hold a news conference about the north end deaths starting at 3 p.m. MT.
Neighbours told CBC News that a woman, a grandmother and two school-aged children live in the home. They say the woman is separated from her husband.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.