Coroner finds double homicide victims died from gunshot wounds

Ryan Ross
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The McGuigan family has provided this photo of Brent McGuigan, 68 and his son, 39-year-old Brendon McGuigan.

The P.E.I. coroner’s office has confirmed two men killed near Montague last week died of injuries from gunshot wounds.

In a news release, the RCMP said the Nova Scotia medical examiner’s office assisted in the forensic autopsies on Herbert Brent McGuigan and his son Brendon McGuigan.

On Aug. 20 at around 9:15 p.m. the RCMP responded to a 911 call to a home on St. Mary’s Road.

They found the father and son inside.

Alfred Guy Vuozzo, 46, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the case.

The RCMP forensic identification unit was at the scene until Saturday night and the news release said that portion of the investigation is finished.

Police have seized firearms they believe were used in the shooting and the RCMP’s major crime unit is continuing the investigation.

Brendon McGuigan leaves behind three children and a wife who is pregnant with their fourth child.

A member of the community has since set up an account at Scotiabank in Kimberly McGuigan’s name for anyone who would like to make a donation for the family.  

A funeral for both men will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon.

Vuozzo is scheduled to appear in court Thursday in Georgetown.

rross@theguardian.pe.ca

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Organizations: RCMP, Scotiabank, Catholic Church

Geographic location: P.E.I., Nova Scotia, St. Paul Sturgeon Georgetown

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