Six People Shot Dead at Mosque in Quebec City, Canada; Two Suspects Arrested
Five people were shot and killed on Sunday night inside of a mosque in Quebec City, Canada.
Emergency services are addressing a situation that took place at Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec, and BBC reported that two people were killed during evening prayers.
— CTV News (@CTVNews) January 30, 2017
Quebec City police: Shots fired. Several victims, including deaths. Not confirming number. Operation continues. Two suspects under arrest.
— Les Perreaux (@perreaux) January 30, 2017
Various reports indicate that there were approximately 40 people inside the mosque at the time, and that at least one suspect has been arrested.
UPDATE – 9:55 p.m. EST: Reports indicate that up to three gunmen were behind the attack, and the death toll has increased:
Five dead in Quebec City mosque shooting: mosque president https://t.co/umLItjQEnF
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 30, 2017
Five reportedly shot dead in attack on Québec mosque https://t.co/s74lcCHJQ7
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) January 30, 2017
UPDATE – 10:05 p.m. EST: Two people were reportedly arrested over the incident, and video has come in from the scene.
BREAKING: Quebec City police confirm fatalities in a shooting at a local mosque, 2 people arrested.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 30, 2017
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 30, 2017
UPDATE – 10:47 p.m. EST: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted out his sympathies for the victims of the attack.
Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 30, 2017
UPDATE: Monday 7:52 a.m. EST: Six people have been killed and another eight wounded in the attack, ages ranging from 35 to 70.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 30, 2017
UPDATE: Monday 10:25 a.m. EST: Canadian media has identified the two arrested suspects: Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir.
UPDATE: Monday 11:56 p.m. EST: President Trump called Trudeau to offer condolences.
— Gio Benitez (@GioBenitez) January 30, 2017
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