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08/25/2016 12:13 EDT | Updated 08/26/2017 01:12 EDT

Previous incidents of violence in Canada that involved a crossbow

Three people died Thursday in an crossbow incident at a home east of Toronto. The following is a list of other crossbow incidents in Canada:

— In December 2010, 24-year-old Zhou Fang shot his father in the back with a crossbow then crushed his skill with a hammer, at a public library in Toronto's east end.

— In July, a Mission, B.C., father was charged with attacking his son who was shot in the forearm with a crossbow. 

— In November 2007, a 26-year-old man was charged with murder and attempted murder after his mother was killed and father was injured by a crossbow in St-Cesaire, Que.

— In October 2002, a dairy farmer was shot in the back and injured with a crossbow in St.-Bonaventure.

— In August 1998, a man asleep in his Hamilton home was shot in the head and injured by a man who fired a crossbow.

— In 1998, Edward Stuart Walker shot a pregnant Stephanie Celestine Thomas with a crossbow, then stabbed her 46 times in Central Saanich on Vancouver Island.

— In September 1994, Yvon Gosselin was driven to a gravel pit near Terrace, B.C., where he was killed with two bolts from a crossbow.

— In May 1995, a man armed with a crossbow entered the Winnipeg Convention Centre shortly before then-prime minister Jean Chretien arrived to deliver a speech. The suspect was arrested.

— In January 1993, B.C. Institute of Technology student Silvia Leung, 22, bled to death in the campus parking lot in Burnaby after being hit in the shoulder by a crossbow.

— In November 1991, Ottawa lawyer Patricia Allen was killed with a crossbow by her estranged husband Colin McGregor.