A vigil to honour the London family members killed on June 6 is set for Friday at the Abbotsford Islamic Centre.

A vigil to honour the London family members killed on June 6 is set for Friday at the Abbotsford Islamic Centre.

Vigil for London family happening in Abbotsford on Friday

Abbotsford Islamic Centre hosting vigil following terrorist attack in Ontario

The Abbotsford Islamic Centre is inviting the community to attend a vigil to commemorate the lives lost in the recent terrorist attack in London, Ont.

The vigil is scheduled for Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m., and it will occur at the AIC located at 1980 Salton Road.

All COVID-19 guidelines will be implemented at the vigil.

A family of five Muslims were mowed down on Sunday (June 6) by a pick-up truck driven by 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman. Four of the five family members died as a result, with a nine-year-old family member suffering serious injuries. Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Salman and Afzaal’s 74-year-old mother lost their lives. Nine-year-old Fayez is expected to survive the attack.

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The family was waiting to cross the road at an intersection on a dry, clear day in the city’s northwest end when a black pickup mounted the curb, struck them, then sped off. Police believe that the family was targeted because they were Muslim.

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