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Canada police probe nine deaths

Police in Canada are investigating the deaths of seven adults and two young children at three separate but connected Edmonton-area crime scenes.

Police Chief Ron Knecht called the killings a "senseless mass murder".

He said the victims included a woman found last night by officers responding to a weapons complaint at a south Edmonton home.

The bodies of three more women, two men, a boy and a girl were discovered a few hours later at a north-east home where officers had checked on reports of a suicidal male earlier in the evening.

A man matching the description of the suicidal male was found dead in a restaurant in the Edmonton community of Fort Saskatchewan this morning, Mr Knecht said.

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