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What we know so far about those killed in Toronto van attack

Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 7:01 am PDT

FILE: A memorial was set up in a parkette neaer Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East in Toronto after the deadly van attack on April 23, 2018 (CITYNEWS/TonyFera)
Summary

Ten people were killed and 13 injured when a van drove through a crowd of people on a busy Toronto sidewalk

Grandmother, college student, South Korean nationals among the 10 people killed in Toronto van attack

TORONTO – Ten people were killed in Monday’s attack when a van plowed through pedestrians on Yonge Street near Finch Avenue in Toronto.

Alek Minassian, 25, has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. Court documents identified the 13 who were injured.

Here’s what we know so far about those who were killed:

ANNE MARIE D’AMICO
Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, was an employee at Invesco, a U.S.-based investment management firm with offices at Yonge and Park Home Avenue.

She had also worked with Tennis Canada and the Badminton & Racquet Club of Toronto. She was an alumnus of Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management.

According to Tennis Canada, D’Amico’s grandmother, mother, father and brother were all volunteers with Rogers Cup and “the D’Amico family have provided a combined 84 years of incredible service for the event.” Tennis Canada also plans to honour her memory and service to the Rogers Cup at this summer’s event.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne Marie’s family and with all those impacted by this tragic event,” Gavin Ziv, vice president of professional events at Tennis Canada, said in a statement.

CityNews sports reporter Danielle Michaud said she knew D’Amico from Tennis Canada. She took to Twitter, saying “My @TennisCanada family lost one of its brightest lights & biggest hearts in Anne Marie D’Amico. I’m devastated for her family … a big, loving, tight-knit group. No words for this tragedy.”

DOROTHY SEWELL
Dorothy Sewell, 80, was confirmed to be one of the victims by her grandson, Elwood Delaney.

Delaney released a statement to CityNews saying Dorothy was, “the best grandmother anyone could have asked for. Almost had as much love for the blue jays and leafs as she did for her family.”

CHUL MIN ‘Eddie’ KANG
Chul Min Kang, who goes by the name “Eddie,” was a chef at the Adelaide Street location of Copacabana.

SENECA COLLEGE STUDENT
Seneca sent a letter to students on Tuesday, notifying them that a female student died in the attack, but the school did not name her.

“On behalf of all of us, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends,” the letter reads. “Our condolences as well go to the families and friends of all those who lost their lives yesterday. I also want to pay special tribute to the police, fire, EMS and hospital personnel who responded with such courage and compassion to this unprecedented assault on our city.”

The City of Toronto and Toronto Police have set up hotlines to offer support to those affected by the incident, and for witnesses who may be able to help with the investigation.

TWO UNIDENTIFIED KOREAN NATIONALS

A South Korean news agency says two Korean nationals were among 10 people killed. Kang, the chef who worked at Copacabana, was South Korean, but the news agency didn’t name the two South Koreans who died. The Yonhap News Agency is citing government officials as saying three others are unaccounted for.

UNIDENTIFIED JORDANIAN CITIZEN

The Jordanian embassy in Ottawa says one of its citizens was among 10 people killed when a van mounted a sidewalk and rammed into pedestrians in Toronto. The embassy would not provide further details.