At SOS Safety Magazine, we are deeply saddened to learn about the 5 university students that were killed in a stabbing in a northwest Calgary home early Tuesday, April 15, 2014. This is Calgary’s worst mass murder, and our condolences go out to the victims’ family and friends. It is unclear at this time what the motive for the stabbings may have been.

22-year-old Matthew Douglas de Grood has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

CALGARY- Five people died Tuesday, after they were stabbed at a house party in the northwest community of Brentwood.

Police describe it as the worst mass murder in the city’s history.

“We have never seen five people killed by one individual at one scene,” said Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson. “It was horrific.”

At a news conference Tuesday, police confirmed the suspect is the son of a 33-year veteran with the Calgary Police Service.

He has been identified as 22-year-old Matthew Douglas de Grood, a University of Calgary student. According to his Facebook page, de Grood was recently accepted into the U of C’s faculty of law.

Source: Lisa Geddes, Tamara Elliott, and Andrew Ng. “5 Killed in Stabbing at Northwest Calgary Home.” Global News. Global News, 15 Apr. 2014. Web. 17 Apr. 2014.