Four people found dead in home east of Toronto, police say — NewsAlert

Four people found dead in home east of Toronto, police say — NewsAlert

Durham Regional Police say five people were found dead and another with serious injuries in the home east of Toronto after an early morning shooting.

Police later discovered the bodies of five people inside.

Investigators say Lapa was an "uninvited person" to the home in Oshawa, Ont. and the homicide unit is still investigating the motive behind the shooting. His vehicle with Manitoba licence plates was hauled away from the crime scene.

"In Oshawa, a family has been killed, and somehow they believe the suspect has been living in this building behind (us)", said Mursalin.

Passersby dropped off flowers on the front lawn of the home in memory of the family on Saturday.

In a press release, police said that those who died were known to each other and that they believe the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Neighbours and co-workers have identified the couple who reside in the home as Chris Traynor and his wife Loretta, two teachers who work for the Durham Catholic District School Board.

The shooter is believed to be Loretta Traynor's brother, according to an online obituary posted in 2019 for their father. A police statement said he was a relative of the family living at the residence in Oshawa, Ontario. The family was well liked and respected in the community.

Officers were called to the quiet residential neighbourhood at around 1:20 a.m. on Friday after numerous callers phoned police to report gunshots and screaming coming from a house on the street. "It definitely doesn't make any sense at all", Mitchell said.

She and her husband both worked as school teachers.

The Durham Catholic School Board released a statement in which they expressed "profound shock and deep sorrow over this bad event" while offering access to counseling and other services to those who are feeling affected by the tragic events.

A GoFundMe Campaign has been launched to support the family.

Five people are dead in Oshawa, Ontario in a disgusting murder-suicide. Their son Sam was not at home at the time of the incident.

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