The victim of a double shooting in a suburban Ontario community has been identified as a former biker.
Yasseen Cassom, 42, died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso on Tuesday. His estranged wife, Tracy Anderson, 46, was found inside the couple’s vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.
Police have released few details about the incident. The two victims were considered the “subjects of an outstanding domestic dispute,” wrote Det. Const. Kelly Lamont in a statement Wednesday.
Cassom’s murder was the third homicide in what Toronto Police said is an ongoing murder investigation.
Anderson was taken to hospital for treatment and later died.
She had been staying at a friend’s house after they made plans to move to Mexico, her brother-in-law, Myron Finegan, told CNN.
Before she left, Anderson filed a number of charges against Cassom, including assault and extortion, Finegan said.
Finegan said he only knew Cassom as an ex-biker who was trying to mend his relationship with his estranged wife.
Cassom was a regional president for the Outlaws motorcycle club, said Johnny Hogue, former Outlaws vice president.
Cassom may have gotten his revenge by killing his wife and a man who was allegedly with Anderson when she was shot to death, Hogue said.
“It wasn’t personal,” Hogue said. “It was a rivalry between the Outlaws and the Hells Angels. For a Hells Angel, this would be nothing. For an Outlaw, it would be something.”
Cassom “had a lot of demons” in his past, Hogue said. Cassom’s work as a mechanic, Hogue said, included fixing Hells Angels motorcycles.
Cassom’s father, Ed Cassom, a figure in the biker world for more than 50 years, told CNN that his son had changed. Ed Cassom said he had his doubts about his son’s ability to keep the peace after Anderson left the family home.
“Now that she’s gone, something happened,” he said. “I can’t explain it, but I can say it did.”
— Kevin Conlon, Brendan Burke, David Ariosto and Ed Stoddard contributed to this report.