Canadian police say family run down was targeted as Muslims

A family of five who were struck by a vehicle on Sunday were targeted because they were Muslims, Canadian police say.

Four members of the family were killed in the incident and one remains in hospital.

The incident occurred last night, when a truck plowed into the group of pedestrians.

Police in London, Ontario say the victims are a 74-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman, and a 15-year-old girl.

A 9-year-old boy remains in hospital in serious condition.

A man is under arrest and faces four counts of first-degree murder.

Police say the 20-year-old suspect — a resident of London, Ontario — did not know his victims.

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