Six dead after mosque shooting in Quebec City

Published On January 30, 2017 | By HN Staff | News

Police officers are seen near a mosque after a shooting in Quebec City, January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

By: Ruth Escarlan and Neha Lobana

Police have taken two men into custody after six people were killed and eight were wounded in a shooting inside a mosque in Quebec City.

Quebec Provincial Police Sgt. Christine Coulombe said the people who died range in age from 35 to 70. Some wounded victims are in critical condition

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his condolences Sunday night.

One suspect was arrested near the mosque, while the other was located near ll’île d’Orléans, five kilometres away from Quebec City following a police chase.

Police are investigating whether the suspects attended Laval University. A search is underway at a home in Sainte-Foy.

Premier Phillippe Couillard said “Quebec categorically rejects this barbaric violence.”

Quebec Public Security Minister, Martin Coiteux says security has been increased across the province.

 

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