Police have charged Laval university student Alexandre Bissonnette with six counts of first-degree murder in relation to the Quebec City mosque shooting.Bissonnette, 27, was arrested after Sunday night's terrorist attack at Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec that left six men dead and another 19 injured, including two who remain hospitalized in serious condition.He has also been charged with five counts of attempted murder.
The names of the dead have been released by the Quebec coroner's office:
- Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42
- Abdelkrim Hassane, 41
- Khaled Belkacemi, 60
- Aboubaker Thabti, 44
- Azzeddine Soufiane, 57
- Ibrahima Barry, 39
Several acquaintances also said Bissonnette didn't have many friends and was bullied in high school.Another man who police originally described as a suspect, Mohamed Belkhadir, is actually a witness who La Presse reports was helping a shooting victim at the mosque when he ran away thinking a policeman was an attacker.Belkhadir, 29, an engineering student originally from Morocco, said he was giving his friend first aid when he spotted someone with a weapon and fled to the mosque's parking lot, not realizing the person he saw was a cop."They saw me flee, they thought I was suspicious, that's normal. For them, someone who flees is a suspect," he told La Presse.Follow Manisha Krishnan on Twitter.