Quebec mosque shooting: 6 dead; premier calls it act of terror

Quebec mosque shooting: 6 dead; premier calls it act of terror

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Quebec City (CNN)The gunmen fired indiscriminately into the crowd of worshipers, witnesses said, even though families were in the mosque.

By the end of the rampage, six people died and five others were wounded at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center.
The province’s premier, Philippe Couillard, called the attack an act of terror.
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At least two gunmen dressed in black opened fire at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City on Sunday, witnesses said.
Authorities have not identified the six slain victims, but said they were all men between the ages of 39 and 60.
Five wounded victims remained hospitalized Monday, a spokeswoman for Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus said.
Christine Coulombe, spokeswoman for the National Police of Quebec, said 39 others inside the mosque were not hurt.
Two people have been arrested — one was captured near the mosque and the other was arrested on a nearby highway, police said.
One attacker called 911 and said he was armed, but was willing to cooperate with police, CBC reported.
Authorities have not released the suspects’ names nor a possible motive, but police are investigating it as an act of terrorism.
Police are also trying to determine whether the assailants had any accomplices.