Muslim family murdered in Canada: What you need to know
A deadly attack took place on Sunday night in the city of London, Ontario. A 20-year-old guy took the lives of four members of a Muslim family with his vehicle.
The victims are identified as two women, one man, and a teenage girl. The names of the victims are not yet released.
A nine-year-old boy, the only survivor in the family, is in the hospital and is said to be in critical condition.
The police said that the attack appeared to be ‘premeditated’, and are calling it a hate crime.
The alleged attacker was arrested shortly after and is identified as 20-year-old Nathanial Veltman, a resident of London, Ontario.
Premier of Ontario released a statement paying his tribute to the victims. Prime minister Justin Trudeau also released a statement, “I’m horrified by the news from London, Ontario. To the loved ones of those who were terrorized by yesterday’s act of hatred, we are here for you.”