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Muslim family murdered in Canada: What you need to know

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  • 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.”

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