Two of the victims were children. One of the victims was the gunman who apparently killed himself.
It is the worst mass killing in the city since 1956.
Canada's gun laws are restrictive.
Handguns must be registered and cannot be legally taken out of the home without a special license, usually issued to those who use the weapons in their occupation.
Guns are required to be unloaded and locked. Consequently, when a home is invaded by a mentally disturbed person with a firearm, you must request the invader to politely wait while you retrieve your weapon and load it before shooting him.
The shooting deaths of six adults and two children in Edmonton were committed by a man known to police who used a stolen 9-mm handgun, police Chief Rod Knecht said in a news conference Tuesday night.
The victims were found in two separate residences in Edmonton on Monday night.
The man police believe is responsible was found dead by suicide in a restaurant in the nearby city of Fort Saskatchewan on Tuesday morning. Knecht said the man had a criminal record dating back to 1987.
"It appears to be an extreme case of domestic violence gone awry," he said, stressing there was no evidence of gang links. He said the slayings were planned and deliberate.
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