At Least 6 Dead In Shooting At Quebec Mosque

According to police, two gunmen opened fire inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night.
At Least 6 Dead In Shooting At Quebec Mosque

At least six people are dead after a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night.

Police say one gunman opened fire inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre, where about 40 people were gathered inside for evening prayers. A witness to the shooting was also initially taken into custody.

"The fact that it's an organized attack on a specific community, I think everywhere in the world would qualify it as being a terrorist act," Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told reporters.

Local media says more than a dozen people were wounded in the attack. As of Monday morning, five were still in critical condition.

Police have yet to name a specific motive for the shooting. 

But several government officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, were quick to label it a terrorist act.

Trudeau said in a statement hours after the incident: "We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge. ... Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear."

Featured Stories
Emergency responders and victims of terror attack near UK's Parliament.

5 Dead, 40 Injured In Terror Attack Near UK Parliament

Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes

House Intel Committee Leads Split Over Trump Surveillance

London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Donald Trump Jr.

Trump Jr. Bashes London's Mayor With Misleading Tweet