Canadian driver faces homicide prices in ramming, 2 killed Lalrp



TORONTO — A 38-year-old Canadian man is going through homicide prices after allegedly ramming a pickup truck by way of pedestrians in an japanese Canada city, killing two males and injuring 9 individuals who had been strolling alongside a street.

Police declined to touch upon a doable motive for the assault Monday afternoon within the Quebec province city of Amqui, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) northeast of Quebec Metropolis. A senior Canadian official dominated out terrorism.

Three of the injured had been in essential situation, provincial police spokeswoman Sgt. Hélène St-Pierre stated.

An Amqui resident turned himself into police instantly after the crash, and was going through homicide prices, St-Pierre stated. “For now, the investigation tends to point out that the collision was a voluntary act,” she stated.

A senior authorities official accustomed to the matter stated the incident was not terrorism or associated to nationwide safety. The official spoke on situation of anonymity as they weren’t approved to talk publicly on the matter.

A number of ambulances swarmed to the scene after the ramming passed off about 3 p.m.

Truck driver Alain Gilbert stated he was driving into Amqui when an ambulance raced previous him earlier than virtually instantly pulling over to take care of an individual mendacity on the sidewalk. As he drove, Gilbert noticed extra ambulances and extra individuals on the bottom — about 4 or probably 5 individuals unfold over a distance of about 500 meters (yards), he stated.

Regional well being authorities within the Decrease St-Lawrence area confirmed six of the injured had been transported by airplane to a Quebec Metropolis hospital.

Final month in Laval, Quebec, police stated a person driving a metropolis bus intentionally smashed right into a daycare middle, killing two kids.

In 2021, a person used a pickup to kill 4 members of an immigrant household in London, Ontario, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated was a hate crime directed at Muslims.

In 2018, a person in a van rampaged by way of pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 individuals. Alek Minassian was discovered responsible of 10 counts of first-degree homicide and 16 counts of tried homicide. Minassian, 28, advised police he belonged to an internet neighborhood of sexually annoyed males, a few of whom have plotted assaults on individuals who have intercourse.