Six Dead in Quebec Mosque Attack

Prime minister Justin Trudeau says a shooting at a Quebec City mosque is an act of terror. Six are dead, and others are gravely wounded.
January 30, 2017, 2:28pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has been hit with a terrorist attack, after two men opened fire in a Quebec City mosque, killing six people and injuring 19 others, some gravely.

The victims ranged from 35 to 70 years old, police said at an early morning press conference near the scene. Another 39 were at the mosque, but escaped uninjured.

Two male suspects have been arrested. One was arrested near the scene of the shooting, while the second was stopped after a chase that culminated near a bridge to the east of the city. Police said they do not believe there are any other suspects.

"We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge," Trudeau said in a statement released late Sunday night, hours after police reported having two men in custody and the situation at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec "under control."

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