Yale postdoc shot, killed

A postdoctoral fellow at Yale University was shot and killed as he left his condominium in Branford, Connecticut this morning (26th April). Vajinder Toor, 34, was gunned down shortly before 8:00 AM EDT today in the parking lot of his housing complex. The gunman, who the linkurl:__New Haven Register__;http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/04/26/news/doc4bd586e9df5ac180416529.txt reports as being a "Chinese national," also tried to shoot Toor's pregnant wife as she rushed to her husband's aid.

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Apr 25, 2010
A postdoctoral fellow at Yale University was shot and killed as he left his condominium in Branford, Connecticut this morning (26th April). Vajinder Toor, 34, was gunned down shortly before 8:00 AM EDT today in the parking lot of his housing complex. The gunman, who the linkurl:__New Haven Register__;http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/04/26/news/doc4bd586e9df5ac180416529.txt reports as being a "Chinese national," also tried to shoot Toor's pregnant wife as she rushed to her husband's aid. According to the linkurl:__Yale Daily News__,;http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/university-news/2010/04/26/yale-postdoc-killed-branford-conn-home/ Yale Police Department Chief James Perrotti sent an email to the university community stating that Branford Police had a suspect in custody.The man in custody also may have been a former colleague of Toor's when he worked at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York, according to the linkurl:__Washington Post__.;http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/26/AR2010042602466.html Toor, who was a first-year fellow in the infectious diseases section of the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale's School of Medicine, is the second...
oor, 34, was gunned down shortly before 8:00 AM EDT today in the parking lot of his housing complex. The gunman, who the linkurl:__New Haven Register__;http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/04/26/news/doc4bd586e9df5ac180416529.txt reports as being a "Chinese national," also tried to shoot Toor's pregnant wife as she rushed to her husband's aid. According to the linkurl:__Yale Daily News__,;http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/university-news/2010/04/26/yale-postdoc-killed-branford-conn-home/ Yale Police Department Chief James Perrotti sent an email to the university community stating that Branford Police had a suspect in custody.The man in custody also may have been a former colleague of Toor's when he worked at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in New York, according to the linkurl:__Washington Post__.;http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/26/AR2010042602466.html Toor, who was a first-year fellow in the infectious diseases section of the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale's School of Medicine, is the second Yale postgraduate murdered in less than one year. In an apparent homicide, the body of 24-year-old Annie Le, a PhD student in the School of Medicine, was found in the university facility that housed her lab last September.
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