Gunmen open fire on worshipers in Canada’s Quebec city mosque 6 dead 8 injured

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More

Gunmen stormed Quebec city mosque killing Six people ranging in age from 35 to about 70 years old were killed and eight more injured, including several children, during a shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday night, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) said.



Two men have been arrested, but SQ spokesperson Christine Coulombe told reporters Sunday it’s too early to determine any motive.

Thirty-nine people survived the attack, she added.

In a message to Quebec’s Muslim community he said, “We are with you, this is your home, we are all Quebecers.”

Police and public officials are treating the incident at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec as an act of terrorism.

Couillard added that he doesn’t expect further terrorist attacks, but that people need to be prepared.

He also said numerous events would be held in Quebec City to “indicate our solidarity.”

Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume, who was sitting with Couillard, said, “We wouldn’t think it could happen in such a peaceful city, but it did.”

Police said the situation is now under control and RCMP and the SQ are helping with the investigation.

Quebec newspaper La Presse also said another suspect led police on a chase to the Ile d’Orléans but police wouldn’t comment, saying the investigation was ongoing.

A video posted on the official Facebook page of the mosque shows multiple police cars and an ambulance on scene.

“Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country,” the prime minister said in a statement.

“Canadian law enforcement agencies will protect the rights of all Canadians, and will make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of this act and all acts of intolerance.

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