Quebec City, Canada
A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left at least six people dead and 17 wounded in an act condemned as a “terrorist attack” by Canada’s prime minister.
Among the injured ones, five in critical condition and 12 others suffered minor injuries, University of Quebec Hospital Centre spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis said on Monday.
More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre, which also known as the Grande Mosquée de Québec, when the shooting erupted Sunday night (January 29).
According to Canadian authorities, the dead were aged between about 35 and 65.
One suspect was arrested at the scene and the other one called 911 to say he was armed but ready to cooperate with police.
The two suspects in their 20s or early 30s had no prior police record before the incident, authorities said.
“We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge,” Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister said in a statement.”Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country,” he said.