The University of Guelph is in mourning after one of its students was killed in a shooting in Oshawa on Friday that also claimed the lives of four other family members, including the alleged suspect.
The school said 20-year-old Bradley Traynor was a third-year bachelor of commerce student majoring in management economics and finance at the Gordon S. Lang School of Businesses and Economics.
He was also a member of the U of G’s Model United Nations Club and was the club’s director of financial relations.
“This is devastating news. A shocking tragedy that touches and affects us all,” U of G president Charlotte Yates said in a statement. “Bradley’s future was full of promise and possibilities, and our campus community is mourning this tragic loss.”
Yates also offered condolences to Traynor’s surviving family members, his friends, classmates and instructors, and all those who knew him.
Traynor was murdered along with his father and two siblings at their home. His mother survived the shooting, suffering serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
A fourth child, who reportedly attends another university, was not at home at the time of the shooting.
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Global News has learned the alleged suspect in the shooting was Trayor’s uncle, 48-year-old Mitchell Lapa. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
The university is encouraging students, faculty and staff who are affected by the tragedy to use the supports and resources it has in place.
More information on those can be found on the school’s website.
— With files from Global’s Ryan Rocca
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