Prosecutors will file new hate crime charges against a former Army sharpshooter accused of eight counts of attempted murder after he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians at a California crosswalk last month, authorities said Thursday.

Two hate crime allegations will be filed against 34-year-old Isaiah Joel Peoples, a veteran of the Iraq war, Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office spokesman Sean Webby said.

Peoples’ mother said he has struggled with PTSD.

FILE - This April 23, 2019, file image from video provided by KGO-TV, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck and injured in Sunnyvale, Calif. Prosecutors said Thursday, May 30 that they will file new hate crime charges against Isaiah Joel Peoples, an Army veteran accused of eight counts of attempted murder after police said he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians at the California crosswalk last month.  (KGO-TV via AP, File)
FILE – This April 23, 2019, file image from video provided by KGO-TV, shows the scene of a car crash where several pedestrians were struck and injured in Sunnyvale, Calif. Prosecutors said Thursday, May 30 that they will file new hate crime charges against Isaiah Joel Peoples, an Army veteran accused of eight counts of attempted murder after police said he deliberately plowed his car into pedestrians at the California crosswalk last month. (KGO-TV via AP, File)

He showed no remorse after his car intentionally plowed at high speed into a group of people on April 24 in a crosswalk in the Silicon Valley suburb of Sunnyvale, then went on to hit a tree, police Chief Phan Ngo has said.

Evidence shows Peoples targeted the victims based on their race and his belief that they were of the Muslim faith, Ngo said

A 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were among those injured. The girl remains in a coma with brain trauma.

This photo taken from video from a surveillance camera mounted outside the San Francisco Police Department's Tenderloin station shows officers trying to intercept a stolen silver Kia SUV, at top left, during a wild police chase through busy San Francisco neighborhoods that ended with a female driver's arrest, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Police say the Kia hit several cars and pedestrians, and injured multiple people, before police caught up with it in the South of Market neighborhood. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)
This photo taken from video from a surveillance camera mounted outside the San Francisco Police Department’s Tenderloin station shows officers trying to intercept a stolen silver Kia SUV, at top left, during a wild police chase through busy San Francisco neighborhoods that ended with a female driver’s arrest, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Police say the Kia hit several cars and pedestrians, and injured multiple people, before police caught up with it in the South of Market neighborhood. (San Francisco Police Department via AP)

A hearing in the case was set for later Thursday in San Jose. He could enter a plea.

Family and friends described Peoples as quiet and polite and expressed shock at his involvement.

His mother, Leevell Peoples of Sacramento, said her son had “a bad episode” with PTSD in 2015, for which he was hospitalized, and has told her that he had been taking medication regularly since then.

She said she could not imagine any situation in which her son would deliberately crash into innocent people other than something related to the PTSD.

Peoples was honorably discharged from the Army, and police were investigating the PTSD report, Ngo said. Peoples had no criminal record.

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