Vigil To Be Held Tonight For The London Family Killed In An Anti-Islamic Attack

Vigil To Be Held Tonight For The London Family Killed In An Anti-Islamic Attack

London Police say they believe a family of five struck by a black truck while out for a walk on Sunday were targeted due to their Islamic faith. They say it was pre-planned and premeditated. Chief Steve Williams says all of the victims were members of the same family — two women aged 74 and 44, a 46-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were killed and a nine-year-old boy was seriously injured. Police say a 20-year-old man who was arrested a short time later has been charged with four counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder. London Mayor Ed Holder calls it an act of mass murder and an act of hatred that must be followed by acts of compassion and solidarity with people of the Muslim faith. A vigil is scheduled for tonight at the local mosque of the family, starting at 7pm in the parking lot.

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Photo Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins (via Global News)

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