Quebec shooting: Two suspects arrested and six dead

The historic and deadly shooting that took place on Sunday at a mosque in Quebec City resulted in six dead and eight injured. 

 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the incident an “a terrorist attack on Muslims.”

A Quebec court clerk has named the two that brought into custody initially as Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed el Khadir. However, Quebec City Police said on Monday that only Bissonnette is considered a suspect. 

 Bissonnette was apprehended on scene while el Khadir dialed 911 and gave in his location. 

 Police said on Monday that only one of two men are considered a suspect in the shooting. 

 “Legal procedures are now underway and we cannot make any comment on the identity of the suspects,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police national security superintendent Martin Plante told a news conference, adding both suspect were male. 

 Police have said they are confident that no other shooters were involved. 

 Canadian law enforcement state that the situation is “under control”. Police have also increased security around religious sites in the area.

 The suspects were reportedly from Université Laval but police have not yet confirmed this. 

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Image: News1130

By Caleb Mills/Eli Ridder


By Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He has reported for several online and print publications.
Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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