31 Dec 2014

Gunman dead after shooting in Canada

2:47 pm on 31 December 2014

A man has shot and killed eight people in western Canada, including two children, before taking his own life.

The incident unfolded in three different locations in the city of Edmonton in Alberta.

Police said the man shot dead a woman in the south of the city before heading to a house in the northern suburbs, where seven people - three women, two men and the two children - were killed.

The gunman's body was found later in Fort Saskatchewan, a northeastern suburb of Edmonton.