Vajinder Pal Toor, age 34, was a fellow at the Yale University School of Medicine. He was shot to death at about 8 am. this morning while heading for his car outside his condo at the Meadows condominiums, according to the New Haven Register.
Vajinder Toor was shot numerous times. A neighbor tried to revive Toor with CPR, but it was not successful.
Toor was Indian. His work specialized in infectious diseases. He graduated in 2001 from the New Delhi Guru Govind Singh Medical College in India.
He was described as a “really smart guy” and “very motivated” by Tim Rye, who has worked in the medical field with Toor, according to the New Haven Register.
Alleged Shooter Arrested: Lishan Wang
The alleged shooter, Lishan Wang, age 44, has been arrested and “charged with murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, carrying weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a handgun without a permit, and unlawful discharge of a firearm,” reports the Yale Daily News. Bail has been set at $2 million dollars.
Toor worked with Wang at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, reports the NY Daily News. NPR reports that Yang previously threatened Toor over a reprimand Toor issued over a work situation. There were witnesses to the threat.
Wang resides in Georgia. He is a citizen of China.
Some neighbors of the Toor family called the police with details about the crime. Wang was arrested within a mile of the crime scene.
Alleged Attempt to Murder Toor’s Wife Too
Lishan Wang also allegedly attempted to murder Toor’s wife, who is pregnant. When she heard shots and went outside she confronted the gunman. When he started shooting at her she hid behind a car. She was not physically injured in the attack. She is probably in shock though from being shot at and from the murder of her husband. The Toors also have a 3-year-old son.
YaleMedicalSchool Shaken by 2nd Murder in a Year
This is the second murder involved the Yale Medical School community this year. Annie Le, a medical grad student, was murdered in September.
Another family is torn apart by gun violence. Too many people are getting murdered via gun in America. Let’s hope some stricter rules are enacted so these violent murders stop.