Worst Mass Murder In Calgary’s History

The worst mass murder in Calgary’s history took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Police were called to the residential neighbourhood of Brentwood around 1:30am, where five people were found with stab wounds, three dead at the scene.

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[CBC News]

[CBC News]

 The 5 victims, all in their twenties (4 males, and one female) have not yet been identified, however they were University students, celebrating the University of Calgary’s annual end of the school year party, Bermuda Shorts Day (BSD).

The suspect has been identified as 23 year old Matthew de Grood, the son of an inspector with the Calgary Police Services, Doug de Grood. According to Calgary Chief of Police, Rick Hanson, “the suspect arrived at the party, obtained a large knife and targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them.”

 Matthew de Grood

Matthew de Grood

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de Grood is charged with five counts of first-degree murder, and is in custody.

After browsing de Grood ‘s Facebook page, it seems like this alleged killer had a bright future ahead of him. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a minor in Law and Society. de Grood was to start Law School at the University of Calgary this September.

This was the last post on de Grood’s Facebook page.

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The police have not released a motive for the stabbings.