Margaret River Massacre: Father Of Dead Children Speaks, Says 'Kids Died Peacefully'

Seven die in Australia's worst shooting for 22 years

Seven die in Australia's worst shooting for 22 years

"All the kids died peacefully in their beds", he said, reported ABC.

Cockman told a press conference Sunday: "The anger towards them now is completely gone. How the hell Peter did that I still can't figure out, but if someone did it ... he did a good job, he did a really good job".

Cynda and Peter Miles bought the 30-acre hobby farm in late 2014.Peter Miles, a farmer and teacher, was formerly the manager of the Margaret River High School farm, and ran a handyman business.

She says she loved them dearly and they were very good neighbours, swapping produce and helping each other out. They will bounce back, it's a strong community, but at times like this it's important it comes together, and it's not a sign of weakness if you're suffering mental health problems to seek help. "That's Peter and Cynda".

There, officers discovered the bodies of three adults and four children, according to the Western Australia Police Force.

Seven people, including four children, were found dead from gunshot wounds early Friday at a property in southwest Australia, near the popular tourist town of Margaret River, police said.

"Margaret River is one of the more famous parts of Western Australia, and it's sad now outside our great state, and internationally, it will be associated with this tragedy".

He said the deaths were "one of the worst tragedies WA has ever seen" and "something all of us feel very keenly and very deeply".

"But there are as many guns now in Australia as there were at the time of the Port Arthur massacre".

"You can imagine this warm, motherly person who's always smiling", she said, "always generous and brings fresh baked scones to everything".

'In this case, it appears, all of the firearms involved were licensed and there was the appropriate management of those firearms as best you can.

Richard Dossor said he had spoken to the farm maintenance worker about looking after his property while he was away.

Australian Medical Association president and West Australian local Michael Gannon said the trauma of this incident would no doubt be visited on every person in the town.

Police spokesman Chris Dawson assumes that all of the victims lived in the house in which they were found. Dawson said he could describe it only as a "horrific incident".

He offered his thanks to the police officers who first attended this "difficult and challenging job".

Cockman admitted he had been filled with anger following the fact that his children's grandparents Peter Miles, 61, and Cynda Miles, 58, who were also found dead on the farm, had cut Cockman off from seeing his kids.

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