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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:11 pm 
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Québec mosque shooting: five reportedly killed in Canada gun attack
Two arrests made but one suspect may still be on run after fatal shooting during evening prayers on Sunday

Five people have reportedly been killed and several injured in a gun attack at a mosque in Québec City.

Witnesses said the shooting was carried out by three attackers and happened during evening prayers at about 8pm on Sunday.

Two arrests have been made, a police spokesman said. Local newspaper Le Soleil said police told them a third suspect could still be on the run. Details of the death toll have not been released, however, the mosque’s president, Mohamed Yangui, said five people were killed.

About 40 people were thought to be in the building – the Québec City Islamic cultural center on Sainte-Foy Street – at the time.

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Quebec City Mosque Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Published 9:13 pm EST, January 29, 2017 Updated 11:09 pm EST, January 29, 2017

    1. Witnesses Said Gunmen, Armed With an ‘AK-47,’ Opened Fire Upon About 40 Worshippers While Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’

    2. One of the Suspects Is 27 With a ‘Québécois Name’

    3. Video Posted by the Mosque Shows a Heavy Police Presence at the Scene

    4. A Pig’s Head Was Left Outside the Mosque in June & a Video of a Man Threatening to Kill Quebec Muslims Was Posted Online in 2015

    5. The Shooting Comes As Prime Minister Trudeau Says Canada Will Welcome Muslim Immigrants Turned Away by the U.S.

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Suspects named after 6 killed in Canada mosque shooting



A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism. Police arrested two suspects, including one who called 911 to say he was armed but ready to give himself up.

More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when the shooting erupted Sunday night. In addition to the six who died, five were in critical condition and 12 others suffered minor injuries, University of Quebec Hospital Centre spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis said Monday. The dead ranged in age from 35 to 65.

Quebec City court clerk Isabelle Ferland identified Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed el Khadir as the suspects.

One was arrested at the scene and another nearby, in his car on a bridge near d'Orleans where he called 911 to say he wanted to cooperate with police. Police said they did not believe there were other suspects but were investigating.

Police didn't give a possible motive for the suspects, who they said were in their late 20s or early 30s and had no prior police records.


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Police drop case against one of two men arrested for killing six at Quebec City mosque a day after Canadian PM condemned Trump immigration ban

  • Two men were initially arrested for Quebec City mosque attack but only one is now facing charges
  • The other is being considered as a witness and is helping police with inquiries, Sûreté du Québec said
  • Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed el Khadir were named by court clerks as the suspects on Monday
  • Six men aged between 39 and 60 were slaughtered inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center
  • Five survivors are in critical condition, another 12 suffered less serious injuries and 39 escaped unharmed
  • The gunmen shouted 'Allahu akbar' as they sprayed the men's prayer room with bullets, witnesses said
  • One of the men was arrested at the mosque shortly after the attack but the other fled in his Mitsubishi
  • He was arrested nearby after pulling over to call 911 to confess to his role in the attack, police said
  • The killings came amid global condemnation of US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com and Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com
Published: 13:46 +11:00, 30 January 2017 | Updated: 05:08 +11:00, 31 January 2017

Only one of the two men initially arrested for killing six people at a Quebec mosque on Sunday is now facing charges.

Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed el Khadir were both taken into custody after the attack at the Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City on Sunday night, court clerks confirmed.

Sûreté du Québec revealed on Monday afternoon that only one of the two people previously arrested is now facing charges but would not share which. The other man is now being treated as a witness, a spokeswoman told DailyMail.com.

The man suspected of carrying out the attack will appear before court in Quebec on Monday or Tuesday, she added.

Six men aged between 39 and 60 were killed at the scene and five remain in a critical condition in intensive care at the city's Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus. Twelve others had less serious injuries and another 39 escaped unharmed.

El Khadir was picked up by police at the mosque but Bissonnette fled in his Mitsubishi and was arrested in nearby Ile d'Orleans around 20 minutes later after calling 911 to turn himself in, Le Soleil reports. Police found two rifles and an AK-47 in the car.

Authorities refused to confirm their names on Monday but said they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the terrorist attack beyond the two already in custody who are in their 'late twenties, early thirties'.

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Bissonnette has now been officially charged. He is a 27-year-old Laval University student. On Facebook, he followed several profiles that espouse right-wing ideologies, including that of Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader of France's National Front.

Alexandre Bissonnette is facing six charges of first degree murder, five charges of attempted murder.

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Quebec provincial police have released the names of all six victims who were killed in the Sunday evening shooting at a Quebec City mosque.

According to the Quebec coroner's office, they are:

Azzeddine Soufiane, aged 57.
Khaled Belkacemi, aged 60.
Aboubaker Thabti, aged 44.
Mamadou Tanou Barry, aged 42.
Ibrahima Barry, aged 39.
Abdelkrim Hassane, aged 41.

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