Quebec Mosque Shooting Victims
By: Legacy Staff
1 year ago
A shooting Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, has left at least six people dead, according to Quebec Provincial Police.
Eight others were injured, and 39 people were unharmed, according to CNN.
The attack, which investigators suspect was the work of terrorists, occurred at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center. According to witnesses, at least two gunmen wearing black fired indiscriminately into a crowd of worshipers at the mosque. Among the worshipers were families, police said, adding that two people have been arrested.
Police also tweeted late Sunday that the crime scene was under control.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his condolences in a Twitter post.
"Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City," Trudeau tweeted. "My thoughts are with the victims & their families."
Philippe Couillard, the premier of the Quebec Province, also took to Twitter to describe the attack as an act of terror.
Later, in a statement on his official site, Trudeau wrote:
"It is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence. Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear.
"Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country. 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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