Four dead after vehicle hits pedestrians in London, Ont.

The collision happened on Sunday at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Hyde Park Road between Gainsborough and Sarnia Roads

The collision happened on Sunday at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Hyde Park Road between Gainsborough and Sarnia Roads

Police say the 20-year-old suspect - a resident of London - did not know his victims. "There is no tolerance in this community who are motivated by hate target others with violence".

Police arrested the suspected driver of the pick-up truck about seven kilometres from the scene of the crime.

An adult woman was pronounced dead at the scene while the teenager and two adults later died at hospital and in addition, one child remains in hospital.

A spokesman for a London, Ont., mosque says the community is grappling with fear, devastation and anger in the wake of a vehicle attack that killed four members of a Muslim family.

A 74-year woman died on the scene, a 46-year-old male, a 44-year-old female and a 15-year-old female died after being taken to the hospital, police said. The only survivor, believed to be a young child, remains in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The accused is identified as 20 year-old Nathaniel Veltman of London.

Waight said local authorities are also liaising with federal police and the attorney general about adding "possible terrorism charges".

"These were innocent human beings who were killed simply because they were Muslim", said community spokesperson Nawaz Tahir.

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Zahid Khan, a family friend, said the three generations among the dead were a grandmother, father, mother and teenage daughter.

"Words fail on a day as dark as this but still, words matter", said Holder.

Paige Martin said she was in her auto stopped at a red light around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday when a large, black truck came up behind her and flew past at high speed.

London Mayor Ed Holder called the attack "an act of mass murder perpetuated against Muslims", per AP.

"We saw cars stopping and the first thing we saw was something moving on the corner.when we got closer we saw a kid with black hair", she said. "My heart is so broken for them today".

"There was people everywhere and running, just citizens trying to direct the emergency vehicles where to go", she said.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims said in a statement it was "beyond horrified and demands justice" for the family who were just "out for a walk" on a warm spring evening.

Blue evidence markers on the ground dotted the intersection and officers were performing line searches for several hundred metres in the field next to the sidewalk.

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