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Six reported killed in Canadian mosque

TWO MEN have reportedly been arrested in the fatal shooting of five people Sunday night at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada.

ONE MAN has been arrested in the fatal shooting of six people Sunday night at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada.

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.

news-watchThere is no initial word of other casualties.

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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