Sunday, January 29, 2017

At Least 5 Dead in Shootings at Quebec Mosque; Shooters Fired at Evening Prayers, Two Arrested

At least five people were killed and several others wounded tonight (January 29, 2017) after gunmen opened fire at worshipers during evening prayers at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

A Quebec police spokesman said two suspects in the shooting were arrested, and a third suspect is believed to have fled the scene.

A few dozen people were inside the Islamic Cultural Center when the shooting began just after 8:00 p.m. tonight.

Quebec's prime minister, Philippe Couillard, posted on Twitter that the government was "mobilized to ensure the security of the people of Quebec." He added, "Quebec categorically rejects this barbaric violence."

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