EDMONTON – The Canadian Press has been told that the suspect in the mass murder of six adults and two children in Edmonton was a maintenance man at the restaurant where he took his own life.
The daughter-in-law of an owner of VN Express says the man had a key to the Fort Saskatchewan eatery and would have had access after hours.
Huong Tran says the man was her mother-in-law’s ex-husband, but she declined further comment.
Police have yet to publicly identify their suspect and have only said the man who killed himself in the restaurant had a business interest in the place.
Police have said he had a criminal record that dates back to 1987 and used a stolen handgun in the attacks.
Despite the suspect’s criminal past, police have emphasized there is nothing to suggest the killings were anything other than a “planned and deliberate” act of domestic violence.