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Suspect in Quebec Mosque Shooting Calls Police to Surrender

Gunmen opened fire at 40 people inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre; two have been arrested.

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Police arrive at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo: Reuters/Mathieu Belanger)
Snapshot
  • Six people have been killed in a shootout in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers, the mosque’s president said
  • Two suspects have been arrested
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the “cowardly attack”
  • More than 40 people were reportedly present at the premises at the time of the incident
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10:49 PM , 30 Jan

Suspect Calls Police to Surrender

A suspect in a mosque shooting in Quebec called police "to talk about his surrender," a senior police official said on Monday.

Quebec police inspector Denis Turcottee said the young man called the emergency services line 15 minutes after the shooting last night to say where he would meet with police.

The caller was believed to be one of two assailants who opened fire during evening prayers at the Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City.

The other suspect in the shooting was arrested at the scene.

3:50 PM , 30 Jan

On Sunday, during the evening prayers at the Quebec City mosque, armed gunmen fired at a crowd of nearly 40 people. Six people were killed and eight wounded in the attack.

The gunmen reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” as they fired and police arrested two suspects. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the “cowardly attack”, which came on the same day as he declared the country’s borders open to all seeking refuge from war and civil strife.

11:35 AM , 30 Jan

Six Dead, Eight Wounded, Say Police

Quebec provincial police say six people are dead and eight were wounded after shots were fired inside a mosque in Canada on Sunday night during evening prayers.

The police said mostly men were gathered inside the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood when the shooting began just before 8 pm.


Published: 30 Jan 2017, 8:08 AM IST
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