One victim has been identified in the deadly attack in Toronto where 25-year-old Alek Minassian intentionally drove onto the sidewalk killing 10 people and injuring another 15.
The first victim to be named is Anne Marie D’Amico, who worked as an employee at Invesco, a U.S.-based investment management firm.
The company has an office on 5140 Yonge St., between Sheppard and Finch avenues, close to the scene of the attack.
Peter Intraligi, president of Invesco Canada, confirmed D’Amico’s passing in an emailed statement reports CBC.
“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those impacted by this tragic event,” Intraligi said. “I can now confirm that unfortunately one of our employees has succumbed to her injuries. Out of respect for her and her family, we will not be providing any further comments.”
More victims will be identified in the coming hours and days.
Police are still not sure of the motives of the attack, Minassian was not known to police and is to face court soon.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.