2 dead, 2 others injured in ‘targeted’ shooting at Vaughan home

Four people believed to be from the same family have been shot in a Vaughan home. One person is dead. And as Shauna Hunt reports, York Regional Police believe the victims were targeted.

Two people are dead, and two others are injured in a quadruple daylight shooting at a home in Vaughan on Friday.

Authorities were called to a residence on Casa Nova Drive near Davos Road in the city’s Woodbridge area just before 9 a.m.

Officers located four people who had been shot. One of the victims was pronounced dead inside the home. Three others were rushed to a hospital with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries, with a second person later dying.

The two deceased people have been identified as Thi Trang Do, 40, and two-year-old Marcus Vu.

On Saturday, police announced that Van Viet Duong, 41, of Toronto is now charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

York Regional Police believe the shooting was targeted, adding that there is no risk to public safety.

“Our initial investigation has revealed that the shooter or shooters had intentionally targeted this home; they came to this home and committed their crime,” said Const. Lisa Moskaluk.

A few nearby schools were briefly placed in hold-and-secure, but those precautions have since been lifted.

“I know we received many calls on this. As you can imagine, the sounds of gunshots that early in the day would have attracted a fair bit of attention,” said Const. Moskaluk.

“We are asking if anyone has any information to please reach out to our homicide unit or Crime Stoppers anonymously.”

Vaughan community shaken by gun violence

Friday’s fatal shooting comes days after a woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of Vaughan Mills. Two men were arrested and charged with that crime.

Mayor Steven Del Duca issued a statement on Friday, saying this has been a difficult week for the community in the wake of multiple incidents of gun violence.

“In the case of the shooting that occurred outside of Vaughan Mills Mall, York Regional Police have already made an arrest. The investigation into today’s shooting in Woodbridge is active and ongoing, and YRP will be providing updates on the investigation as soon as they become available,” said Del Duca.

“I have been in touch regularly with York Regional Police throughout the week, and I have every confidence that they are doing everything possible to keep our residents safe.”

In January, York Region Crime Stoppers reported that an arson was committed at a residence on Casa Nova Drive in Vaughan in the early morning hours of December 25, 2023.

Surveillance footage captured a suspect carrying a small black Jerry can of fuel, dousing a Tesla vehicle parked in the residence’s driveway in gasoline, and then igniting it.

The fire spread to the victim’s pickup truck, and the male suspect fled the area on an electric scooter. No injuries were reported.

York Regional Police wouldn’t confirm whether the arson was linked to Friday’s fatal shooting.

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