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Five dead in shooting rampage in Ontario

Five people are dead in what looks like a murder-suicide in Grimsby, Ont.

Five people, including a six-year-old girl, are dead after a murder-suicide in Grimsby, Ont. Police have identified the gunman as an American who was a former boyfriend of one of the victims.

The dead include Shannon Cruse, 23; her daughter Shaniya; and the woman's parents, Donald Cruse, 57 and his wife Mary, 53, according to Niagara Regional Police.

Residents on Winston Road dialed 911 at about 9:30 Friday night, telling police they heard gunshots.

The first victim officers found was the 23-year-old woman who was at a friend's house. Police say she was shot in the driveway with a semi-automatic weapon.

Neighbours told police the woman's parents lived nearby on Winston Road, and their front door had been forced.

Police entered the house and found the bodies of four people, who were later identified as Shannon Cruse's parents, her daughter and the gunman, 30-year-old Peter Kiss of Wilwaukee, Wisc.

"There's five deceased right now as a result of gunshot wounds in Grimsby," said Const. George Bench of the Niagara Regional Police.

Neighbours of the young mother told reporters that Shannon Cruse had recently broken up with her boyfriend.

Grimsby, which has a population of 20,000, is about 25 kilometres from Hamilton.