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Trust account set up for B.C. shooting victim's family

06/11/2012 08:49 EDT | Updated 08/11/2012 05:12 EDT

The immigrant settlement organization SUCCESS has begun a fundraising push for the family of a man who was shot and killed in a sushi restaurant last month.

Huong (Andy) Tran, 36, and Chinh (Vivian) Diem Huynh, 34, were found dead in a sushi restaurant in Burnaby, B.C., on May 27. Angus David Mitchell, the suspect in the shootings, was killed several days later in a confrontation with police.

Tran's widow Yuzhe Zhong wiped away tears as she spoke to a room full of reporters in Burnaby on Monday.

"Thank you for all your support and love," she said.

Zhong says she can't explain to her two children, aged two and five, what happened to their father.

"I just said, 'Daddy going to work far, far away place for long, long, long time and when we grow up, daddy will come back,'" she told reporters on Monday.

Maggie Ip, of SUCCESS, said the family is also suffering financially.

"The Tran family not only lost a loving husband and father, but also the only bread earner."

Anyone who wants to donate to the family can do so through a trust account set up at TD Bank, or at the SUCCESS offices.

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