Owner's relative says Edmonton murder suspect worked at restaurant

Daughter-in-law of owner of VN Express says the man did maintenance at the restaurant

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.

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