Jun 10, 2021
By Gavin Day
The suspect in Sunday’s alleged attack on a Muslim family that left four people dead and seriously injured another is scheduled to make a court appearance today.
20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman is charged with four counts of first degree murder and another of attempted murder. London Police say he deliberately hit the family with his pickup truck before taking off.
They say this is a hate crime that was premeditated.
Relatives have identified the deceased as 46-year-old Salman Afzaal, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Salman and her 74-year-old grandmother, Talat Afzaal.
The fifth victim is the couple’s son, Fayez, who is nine-years-old. He’s in hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to recover.
A funeral for the victims is planned for Saturday.