Australia shooting victims 3 generations of same family

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

According to the Associated Press, police are not now looking for a suspect and suggest the shooter is not at large.

But neighbours told local media the dead were a woman identified as Katrina Miles, her children aged eight to 13 and her parents.

Katrina Miles and her four children.

Miles' mother Cynda Miles, 58, was found in the main house at the property and her father Peter Miles, 61, was found outside, Police Commissioner Chris Dawson told reporters.

Five bodies were found inside one building, according to police, which reports said were Miles and her four children - two boys and two girls.

Police at the scene confirmed to the ABC that the family's next of kin had been notified, but they were yet to formally confirm the identities of the victims.

The shooting is understood to be the worst in Australia since the massacre in 1996 at Port Arthur, Tasmania, in which a lone gunman killed 35 people and seriously injured 23 others.

The gruesome discovery was made on a farm in Osmington at 5:15am (local time).

The three, long-arm, licensed firearms were found at the scene in the Western Australian region, about 227 kilometres south-west of Perth.

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Detectives from the Homicide Squad and Forensic Crime Scene Unit have travelled to the scene as part of the investigation.

On the farm's website, Cynda Miles said the farm, which they reportedly bought in 2014, was their "forever farm".

"This will be a very large scale and detailed investigation". Police were led to the property by a phone call before dawn, Dawson said.

Police have no information to raise concerns about wider public safety.

A family of seven were found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in Margaret River.

Mass shooting expert Glynn Greensmith said these incidents have become incredibly rare in Australia.

State Member for Vasse Libby Mettam, whose seat incorporates Margaret River, said the deaths had already sent "significant shockwaves" through the town, and the community was hurting. The children were on the Autism spectrum, said a friend of the family, who is in the same home-schooling network.

"There was just a lot of love in that family".

Osmington resident Meg Janes, 68, who lives near the property where the shooting took place, told Perth Now she heard gunshots about 4am on Friday.

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