Western student among family members killed in targeted attack Sunday

June 8, 2021
A targeted attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario has killed four people and injured a nine-year-old boy. The London Free Press reports that one of the family members had recently completed post-graduate work in environmental science at Western University. “We are enraged and heartbroken at the news of a racist attack on members of London’s Muslim community,” read a joint statement from the leaders of Western University, Brescia University College, Huron University College, and King’s University College. “Racism has no place in this city, this province, this country.” A 20-year-old white man has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. London Free Press | CBC | The Toronto Star (ON)