Autopsy of man attacked in Edmonton's Chinatown determines murder by blunt force to head

The owner of an autobody shop in Edmonton’s Chinatown neighbourhood is devastated after an employee who was with him from the start of his 33-year-old business was fatally attacked Wednesday. As Nicole Stillger reports, business owners in the area says something needs to change.

The autopsy on a man attacked at Chinatown autobody shop in downtown Edmonton has been completed. According to a news release from the Edmonton Police Service, Hung Trang, 64, died of blunt force trauma to the head. The manner of his death has been ruled a homicide.

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Police were called to Albert’s Auto Body in the area of 106 Avenue and 98 Street the afternoon of May 18. Police found Trang injured and he was taken by paramedics to hospital. He died the next day.

While investigating, police were led to a second scene nearby where Ban Phuc Hoang was found injured. Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.

On Tuesday, citizens packed Edmonton city council chambers to speak about the dangers facing Chinatown and the increased amount of crime.

“Our family will never be the same again. This changed our lives completely overnight. He’s gone now,” Christina Trang, Hung Trang’s daughter, told council. “How do you guys feel this situation in Chinatown is acceptable?”

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After hearing from residents, city council voted to immediately allocate $300,000 in one-time funding to help address the needs of the area.

Justin Bone, 36, is facing second-degree murder charges in relation to both Trang and Hoang’s deaths.

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