Five peo­ple re­ported dead in mosque shoot­ing

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Mul­ti­ple gun­men opened fire in a Que­bec mosque dur­ing evening prayers, killing five peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

Que­bec City Const. Éti­enne Doyon told re­porters that po­lice re­ceived a call around 7:55 p.m. on Sun­day for a shoot­ing at the Cen­tre Cul­turel Is­lamique de Québec. Doyon said two sus­pects had been ar­rested, but re­fused to pro­vide fur­ther de­tails.

Reuters re­ported that five peo­ple were killed. Po­lice tweeted there were deaths and in­juries but wouldn’t con­firm how many vic­tims there are. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

“Why is this hap­pen­ing here? This is bar­baric,” the mosque’s pres­i­dent, Mo­hamed Yan­gui, told Reuters.

Yan­gui was not in­side the mosque dur­ing the shoot­ing, but he told Reuters that he re­ceived fran­tic calls from from some of the dozens of wor­ship­pers who were.

Pub­lic Safety Min­is­ter Ralph Goodale tweeted Sun­day he is deeply sad­dened by the loss of life. His of­fice says no mo­tive has been con­firmed.

Que­bec Pre­mier Philippe Couil­lard re­acted on Twit­ter by call­ing it “bar­baric vi­o­lence.”

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