Four members of a Muslim family were killed and a child injured Sunday night in a “premeditated” attack by a man driving a van in a town in southern Ontario, Canada, local police said on Monday.
The suspect, a 20-year-old man, was arrested shortly after the incident and charged Monday with four premeditated and attempted murders. “There is evidence that this was a premeditated and planned act, motivated by hate. We believe the victims were targeted because they were Muslims, ”said Paul Waight, an investigator for the London police force, where the attack took place on Sunday evening.
According to Radio Canada, the victims are a 74-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman and a 15-year-old teenager. A 9-year-old boy is hospitalized.