"Justice must be served for the horrific act of hatred that took place in London, Ontario yesterday. These heinous acts of violence must stop".
A family of five Muslims out for an evening early summer stroll were mowed down by a driver in an "act of mass murder", the mayor of London, Ont., said on Monday.
"This was an act of mass murder, perpetrated against Muslims, against Londoners, and rooted in unspeakable hatred". "My heart is just so broken for them", she said. "I stand in solidarity with Muslim Canadians affected by this tragedy".
Police were asking anyone with possible information about the incident to contact them. He has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Four members of a Muslim family were killed in a "premeditated" vehicle attack on Sunday, Canadian police say.
"Words are not enough to express the sorrow and anger we are all feeling in the wake of news that three generations of a family were targeted and killed by a hateful act of Islamophobic terror in London this week", said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath. I pray for their loved ones.
One woman at a nearby house said she often walks her two-year-old grandson on Hyde Park Road, leaving her rattled by the crash.
Eyewitness Paige Martin told reporters a black truck blasted past her and ran a red light as she was walking, and then she came upon the scene and saw "chaos": "It was just absolutely like something that you never want to see". She said her auto shook from the force.
"Hate can not win, and every person in Canada must feel safe in their identity", she said.
"I can't get the sound of the screams out of my head", Martin said. Around midnight she watched an official drape a sheet over a body. Eleven police officers formed a line and slowly walked in unison through the scene, scouring the ground for evidence.