Canadian Defensemen's Grandpa Murdered in His Own Apartment

Published December 21, 2022 at 1:16 PM

This past weekend, tragic news broke that five people were killed and several more were gravely injured when 73-year-old Francesco Vili of Vaughan, Ontario, opened fire on his apartment building.


Rita Camilleri, 71, Vittorio Panza, 79, Russel Manock, 75, Larraine Manock, 71, and 59-year-old Naveed Dada were all murdered by Villi before he was shot and killed by police. 

A statement from the Toronto Maple Leafs revealed that Vittorio Panza, the grandfather of defenseman Victor Mete, had been shot and murdered.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are shocked and saddened by the tragic shooting that took place in Vaughan this past Sunday. Our hearts go out to Victor and his family, to all the families and friends of those affected, and to the local community."

- Toronto Maple Leafs

The Mete family and all the other families impacted by the awful occurrence from the previous week are in our thoughts and prayers.

The motivation has been made more clear, according to hockeyfeed.com, which stated the following:

Meanwhile, York Regional Police have reported that the mass murderer's motivation for the killings seem to be tied to a disagreement with the building's condo board. CBC reports that the killer has a long history of disputes with the condo board and that at least two condominium managers have quit due to his abuse. CBC also reports that the condo board was seeking to have him evicted for creating a nuisance. In particular they were seeking to have a judge find him in contempt for violating a previous order to not contact the board, to stop threatening its members and building staff and to cease posting about them on social media.
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