Police identify victims of Ontario shooting as 4 members of same family

Police east of Toronto have identified the victims of a mass shooting in Oshawa, Ont., as four members of the same family.

Durham regional police say the deceased are 50-year-old Chris Traynor and his children, 20-year-old Bradley Traynor, 15-year-old Adelaide Traynor and 11-year-old Joseph Traynor.

A 50-year-old woman who was injured in the Friday morning shooting continues to recover in hospital. She has been identified by family friends and neighbours as Loretta Traynor.

Police have identified the shooter as 48-year-old Mitchell Lapa, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

They say Lapa, of Winnipeg, was an “uninvited person” to the home and the homicide unit is still investigating the motive behind the shooting.

Police have not specified Lapa’s relation to his victims.

n a news release on Sunday, police said investigators want to speak to anyone who knew Lapa because they are trying to understand the motivation for the shooting.

Anyone with details or background information about him is urged to contact Durham police.

Condolences for the Traynor family have been pouring in on social media throughout the weekend, with many describing the family as generous, caring and deeply involved in the local sports community.

“The Traynor family were beloved and active members of the Oshawa community,” reads a GoFundMe page set up to support the surviving members of the family, which had raised more than $85,000 by Sunday evening.

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