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Funeral held for teenage girl shot in Richmond Hill

The youngest victim of a deadly triple shooting last week in York region was laid to rest Sunday.

Brenda Pathammavong, 16, was one of three people gunned down in a parked car at a Richmond Hill townhouse complex Jan. 8.

Family and friends of Pathammavong gathered for a service at Glendale Funeral Home in Etobicoke.

Her family has requesting privacy, but issued a statement earlier this week saying Pathammavong’s friends and family are “devastated by this tragedy.”

“Brenda was a positive, selfless young woman who deeply loved her family,” the family said. “Although she was the youngest in the family, her family and their needs were always her first priority. Her family and friends will greatly miss Brenda’s always-present bright smile, giggles, intelligence and sass.”

18-year-old Premier “Premo” Hoang was also shot and killed in the incident, and a 20-year-old relative was badly hurt.

The details of Premier Hoang’s funeral arrangements have not yet been made available.

York Regional Police said evidence found at the scene suggests drugs were involved.

No arrests have been made so far, and the shooters have not been identified.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the homicide unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).