Seven people were killed Friday, including a mom and her four children, in Australia’s worst mass shooting since 1996.

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A mother and her four children are among the victims of a mass shooting that left seven people dead on a property in rural Western Australia on Friday – an apparent murder-suicide. via Sydney Morning Herald

The seven victims were discovered with gunshot wounds in a rural area in the town of Margaret River in Western Australia. Two firearms were also found at the scene. – Guardian

The shooting appears to have been a murder-suicide, but police have not yet confirmed. Authorities are not currently pursuing a suspect. – NYT

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This is the worst mass shooting in Australia in 22 years. via Sydney Morning Herald

This was Australia’s deadliest mass shooting in 22 years. In 1996, a gunman opened fire at a cafe in Port Arthur, murdering 35 people. Australia responded by passing restrictions on legal gun ownership and initiating a mandatory gun buyback, collecting more than 650,000 firearms. The murder and suicide rates dropped in the years that followed. US advocates have touted Australia’s success as a sign that gun control works. – Vox

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The location where Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of seven people in Osmington, near Margaret River. via Sydney Morning Herald

So perhaps it’s no surprise both sides of the US gun debate seized on the tragedy in Margaret River. – Vox

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Death of Margaret River family sends ‘shockwaves’ throughout the nation – Sydney Morning Herald

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