The victim of a deadly shooting north of Clinton over the weekend has been identified by OPP as 70-year-old Donato Frigo, the Vice President of Hady Construction Group in Etobicoke.
Police confirmed the man’s name during a news conference late Monday afternoon, which friends and coworkers had already revealed to XFM News.
Frigo’s wife Eva has been named by friends as the other person shot.
OPP Det.-Insp. Chris Avery confirmed the rumours that two people riding horses were shot in the Hullet Conservation area. The female shot with Frigo suffered minor injuries but was able to seek safety elsewhere. She is expected to recover.; Avery said.
Avery didn’t release many details on the shooting but did say an unknown man shot the two. A post mortem is scheduled for Tuesday.
Peter Naccarato worked with Don for 30 years. He said Don was a “hard and dedicated worker who loved animals.” and “that’s what they were doing this weekend.” Naccarato went on to say Don would attend many dog shows and won several awards.
Residents tell XFM News they heard gunshots around 5 p.m. Saturday and saw heavily armed officers shortly after.
On Sunday afternoon, a day after the shooting there was still a heavy police presence around the Hullet Conservation area. Police cruisers along with police tape cordoned off all trails and roads leading or near the conservation.
Throughout the day, an OPP helicopter was seen circling overhead.
Those living in and around Clinton were frustrated Sunday with the OPP for not releasing any information, not even to say if Clinton was under lockdown or not.
Details surrounding the shooting still remain unclear, with police remaining tight-lipped about the shooting and not releasing anything about a suspect.