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Autopsy results confirm multiple homicide victims died from gunshots

Edmonton – The Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that all of the seven remaining victims from Monday’s multiple homicides died from gunshot wounds.

The Medical Examiner’s Office worked throughout New Year’s Day to complete autopsies on the remaining seven victims and the lone male suspect, who took his own life, following the tragic Dec. 29, 2014 shooting spree. The victims have been identified as follows:

Thuy Tien Truong, 35 (F)
Partner of Phu Lam

Elvis Lam, 8, (M)
Son of Thuy Tien Truong

Thanh Ha Thi Truong, 33 (F)
Sister of Thuy Tien Truong

Valentina Nguyen, 3 (F)
Daughter of Thanh Ha Thi Truong

Thi Dau Le, 55 (F)
Mother of Thuy Tien and Thanh Ha Thi Truong

* All of these victims lived at the 180 Avenue residence

Van Dang Truong, 55 (M)
Estranged husband of Thi Dau Le and father of Thuy Tien and Thanh Ha Thi Truong. His primary residence is undetermined at this time.

Viet Nguyen, 41, (M)
Acquaintance of Thuy Tien Truong

Cyndi Duong, 37, (F)
Relationship between members of the Duong and Lam families. She resided at Haswell Court in Southwest Edmonton.

The Medical Examiner has positively identified the lone male suspect shooter as being 53-year-old Phu Lam, who died from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound. He was the partner of Thuy Tien Truong.

Next of kin have all since been notified. Homicide Section detectives will continue to investigate all aspects of the multiple homicide. Surviving family members are also being offered resources from the service’s Victim Services Unit.

Background:
Southwest Division members responded to a weapon’s complaint around 6:52 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, near Haswell Court and 16 Avenue. Upon arrival, members discovered a deceased middle-aged female.

Later Monday evening, North Division patrol officers responded to a suspicious circumstances call at an address near 83 Street and 180 Avenue at approximately 9:44 p.m., returning to the same address at approximately midnight, following a secondary check-on-welfare call involving a suicidal male.

At that time, officers were unable to locate the suicidal male in question, but upon entry, discovered the bodies of seven deceased individuals; three adult females, two adult males and two children, one female and one male.

Homicide detectives, with the assistance of Ft. Saskatchewan RCMP, subsequently located a deceased male at a restaurant in that city, located approximately 40 kms northeast of Edmonton, who matched the description of the suicidal male allegedly associated with the second homicide scene at 83 Street and 180 Avenue.

(Edmonton Police Service)

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