Masao Kaanga, a 19-year-old ex-boyfriend of 17-year-old Lily Conroy from Springville, fired rounds at her before committing suicide in a sad muder-suicide attempt. Learn more about the Wildflower Way’s departed souls’ honour session.

Lily Conroy, a 17-year-old teen from Springville, lived just a few blocks away from Masao Kaanga, her lover. Masao Kaanga, who was 19 at the time, went to the same high school as Lily Conroy. On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the two had a minor disagreement that resulted in their tragic breakup. Masao called his mother the next day to say he’d be at the park, just to let her know where he’d been.

Police later discovered both juveniles in their car parked at the park. Lily Conroy was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then turned the pistol on himself. The brutal murder-suicide attempt horrified the Sprigville community, which is currently attending a memorial service for the fallen souls on May 19th.

Blue ribbons were also placed along the treelines of the Wildflower Way to remember the late Lily’s blue eyes. Her classmates also dressed up for class on Sunday to show their respect for her departed soul.

Lily Conroy

Lily Conroy

Masao Kaanga, Lily Conroy’s Springville Boyfriend

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Lily Conroy, a 17-year-old kid from Springville and a Springfield High School student, was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend Masao Kaanga.

Masao Kaanga graduated from Springfield High School last year, and he and Lily split up the day before on Tuesday because to personal issues. He encountered Lily in their parked car and fatally shot her before firing a shot at himself. The terrible murder-suicide of the two youngsters has elicited a great deal of silence in the Springville community, which is still reeling from the unfathomable loss.

Lily’s family has declared that her legacy will be honoured by donating her organs to others in need in a statement. They’ve also supplied the police department’s contact information for organ donation inquiries.

Masao Kaanga has been identified as a suspect in a murder-suicide

Masao Kaanga, 19, has been identified as the culprit in the savage murder of his ex-girlfriend Lily Conroy, whom he fatally shot. Masao also attempted suicide by shooting himself.

Police were dispatched to Hobble Creek Park, where Masao Kaanga called her mother to give her an update on his whereabouts. The two teenagers were found dead from gunshot wounds in the front seat of their parked car. The shooting occurred at 3:30 p.m., according to reports.

Learn more about Masao Kaanga’s shooting of his ex-girlfriend

Masao Kaanga invited her ex-girlfriend to pay her a visit in Hobble Creek Park, the location of the shooting. Masao had previously threatened Lily, prompting a police investigation into his safety and well-being following their tragic split.

To memorialise the two departed teenagers, a candlelight vigil will be held at Springville on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Masao Kaanga, Lily Conroy’s Springville boyfriend, has been named as a suspect in a murder-suicide case.