On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 8:40 p.m. emergency crews responded to a single motor vehicle collision involving multiple pedestrians at the intersection of Hyde Park and South Carriage roads in London Ontario. Multiple victims have succumbed to their injuries.
One adult female was pronounced deceased at the scene. One adult male, one adult female, and two children were transported to hospital by paramedic services. The two adults and one teenaged child succumbed to their injuries at hospital. The other child remains in hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition.
London Police Service Chief Steve Williams says the three adults and one teen who died after being intentionally hit with a vehicle in London Ontario last night were targeted because of their Islamic faith.
Hate and Islamophobia have NO place in Ontario. Justice must be served for the horrific act of hatred that took place in London, Ontario yesterday.— Doug Ford (@fordnation) June 7, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends during this difficult time. These heinous acts of violence must stop.
To the Muslim community in London and to Muslims across the country, know that we stand with you. Islamophobia has no place in any of our communities. This hate is insidious and despicable - and it must stop.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 7, 2021
A 20-year-old London man was arrested a short time later without incident in the area of Oxford Street West and Cherryhill Boulevard. He remains in custody at this time.
The accused in the case was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and a count of attempted murder.