Police investigate the scene where multiple deaths occurred overnight in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
Jason Franson—AP
December 30, 2014 10:17 PM EST

The bodies of nine people, including two children, have been found at three separate crime scenes in the Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta in what police are calling a “mass murder.”

Seven bodies — including three women, two men and two young children — were found in the same house, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The body of a middle-aged woman was found at another residence in the city.

The suspect’s body was found in a restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan. He is believed to have killed himself.

Edmonton’s police chief Rod Knecht said the killings were related and that there was no risk to the general public.

[L.A. Times]

Write to Helen Regan at helen.regan@timeasia.com.

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