UPDATE at 7:11 p.m. Alexandre Bissonette, 27, was charged with six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder Monday in connection with the shootings at a mosque in Quebec City. The other person originally named as a suspect is now considered a witness instead.
UPDATE at 9:05 a.m. The name of the suspects in custody in Sunday’s mosque shooting – as reported by the Associated Press – are Alexandre Bissonette and Mohamed el Khadir. Five of the wounded were reported in critical condition and 12 others with minor wounds.
UPDATE: The number of those killed in Sunday’s shooting has been revised to six. Eight are reported wounded.
Five persons were reported fatally shot in an incident Sunday night at a mosque In Quebec City. The president of the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center told the Associated Press of the deaths, although authorities have not confirmed that number.
Two suspects have reportedly been arrested; early reports referred to three gunmen.
Quebec City is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. It has a population of estimated at 540,994 in 2015. It was founded in 1608 by explorer Samuel de Champlain.
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