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Victims of attempted murder in van attack identified

Last Updated Apr 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm EDT

Paramedics at Sunnybrook hospital where multiple patients from the Yonge and Finch area have reportedly been received. CITYNEWS/Jason MacLellan

In the aftermath of Monday’s unprecedented tragedy that left 10 dead and 14 others injured, 25-year-old Alek Minassian appeared in court on Tuesday morning.

Minassian was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.

Court documents have identified the 13 victims of attempted murder:

  • Robert Anderson
  • Amir Kiumarsi
  • Yunsheng Tian
  • Jun Seok Park
  • Amaresh Tesfamariam
  • So Ra
  • Beverly Smith
  • Samantha Samson
  • Samantha Peart
  • Morgan McDougall
  • Mavis Justino
  • Catherine Riddell
  • Aleksandra Kozhevinikova


Toronto police expect to lay a 14th charge of attempted murder.

On Monday, Sunnybrook Hospital confirmed they received 10 patients and two of them were pronounced dead. Of the eight remaining patients, five were in critical condition and three were in serious condition.

For those concerned that a loved one may have been injured in the attack, the Sunnybrook Family Info and Support Centre can be contacted at 416-480-4940.

North York General hospital confirmed they received four patients. There has been no update on their condition at this time.

The horrific attack began at around 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon as a rental van plowed through pedestrians on a stretch of Yonge Street between Finch and Sheppard Avenues.

The incident ended when the suspect was apprehended near Sheppard and arrested after a brief interaction with a police officer.

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