Police believe the car crash victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to the news that four members of a Muslim family were killed in a "targeted" vehicle attack in London, Ontario.
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He described the car crash, which occurred on Sunday, June 6, as an "act of hatred" and offered his support to the Muslim community in London and across the wider country.
To the Muslim community in London and to Muslims across the country, know that we stand with you. Islamophobia has… https://t.co/zfwFfurRGJ— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau) 1623102233.0
The PM described feeling "horrified" by the news of the attack, during which a 20-year-old driver mounted the sidewalk and killed four members of the same family. A nine-year-old boy from the family is seriously injured but is expected to survive.
London Police confirmed on Monday that they believed the crash was intentional and that "the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith."
In response, the prime minister said, "Islamophobia has no place in any of our communities. This hate is insidious and despicable - and it must stop."
According to Global News, a vigil is set to take place on Tuesday evening at the mosque of the family who was killed.
The London Muslim Mosque said the city of London and the country are devastated in the aftermath of the attack.