2 victims and suspect identified in quadruple shooting in Vaughan


Published June 22, 2024 at 1:54 pm

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Two victims and a suspect have been identified following a quadruple shooting yesterday in Woodbridge, north of Toronto.

The shooting reportedly occurred at about 9:30 a.m. at a home on Casa Nova Drive, near Davos Road, in the large suburban community located in Vaughan.

Upon arriving at the home, York Regional Police and other first responders found four people suffering from gunshot wounds. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other three were rushed to hospital.

One of those taken to hospital had life-threatening injuries, according to police, while the other two victims had less serious injuries.

“Early indications are that this incident is targeted and isolated and that there is no immediate threat to the public,” Const. Lisa Moskaluk told reporters on Friday.

An update was provided today (June 22) as police confirmed that a toddler and a woman were among those killed in the horrific incident.

Two-year-old Marcus Vu and 40-year-old Thi Trang Do have died as a result of their injuries. Investigators have not specified which individual died at the scene and which at the hospital.

The identities of the two other victims, who sustained minor injuries and are reported to be in stable condition, have not been released by police.

Van Viet Duong, a 41-year-old Toronto resident, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the shooting.

York Regional Police stated that Duong is believed to have known the victims, though the nature of their relationship has not been disclosed. The incident is believed to have been targeted.

—With files from Jake Pesaruk

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