Toronto van attack victim identified as So He Chung, 22
EDITOR’S NOTE: The spelling of So He Chung’s name has been updated, along with her age, following confirmation from officials.
So He Chung, 22, has been identified as one of the people killed in Monday’s van attack in Toronto.
According to her LinkedIn profile, she had pursued a Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, and was due to graduate sometime this year.
The University of Toronto confirmed in a statement that one of their students died in the attack, but declined to name the student.
“We are deeply saddened that a member of our community has died as a result of this terrible incident,” said U of T President Meric Gertler said in the release.
“We mourn the loss of our student and want those affected to know that they have the support of the university.”
Chung also worked as a sales specialist at Holt Renfrew.
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Cora Cianni, a friend of Chung’s from high school, posted about the death on Facebook Thursday.
“Sohe, you are someone that I will never forget in all of my life, you were a best friend of mine whose loss can never be replaced.”
A former co-worker of Chung, who did not want to be identified, told Global News that she was always a pleasure to work with.
Two South Korean citizens were killed in Monday’s attack, a South Korean foreign ministry representative in Canada told Reuters Tuesday.
The country’s foreign affairs ministry also confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday, but did not identify the victims by name.
The attack, which occurred on a northern Toronto stretch of Yonge Street, left 10 dead and injured 14.
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Suspect Alek Minassian is facing 10 first-degree murder charges, and 13 counts of attempted murder. More charges are expected.
A memorial is set to take place at the North York Civic Centre for Chung Friday evening, according to the association.
— With files from Global News reporters Jamie Mauracher and Kayla McLean
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