A man who is considered to be psychologically unstable gunned down eight people then later killed himself in a Canadian town reports say
The man by name Phu Nam thought to be 53 years old; was found dead after an alleged rampage in which he attacked his victims in two different parts of Edmonton, Canada, before fleeing and taking his own life.
Police said that one of the victims was a young boy, and another was a young girl. They also found bodies belonging to four women and two men who were murdered.
One of the victims was named late Sunday as 37-year-old Cyndi Duong, who was killed at a separate home to the other seven.
According to reports, police chief Rob Knecht called the attacks a ‘senseless mass murder’, which he said was a result of domestic violence.
He later described the killings, carried out with a 9mm handgun which was stolen eight years ago, as ‘planned and deliberate’ and said they were the city’s worst mass killings since 1956.
He added the man was well-known to police and had a criminal record dating back to September 1987.
Police were called to an address in the south of the town, three hours north of Calgary in the Alberta province, following a weapons complaint.