Five people found dead in Australian city of Perth

10 September 2018

Australian police found five dead people including a woman and children on Sunday in a suburb of the western city of Perth, a senior officer said. Western Australia Police Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel told a news conference that up to five bodies were found at the scene when police arrived at noon. He did not say how the people were killed or if any weapons were found.

A man in his 20s was helping police with their inquiries, Steel said, adding there was no danger to the public. Violent crime with multiple victims is rare in Australia. This has been the second major incident in Western Australia this year.