Hamilton police patrolling near city mosques
Hamilton police are increasing patrols around city mosques in light of the shooting that left six dead in Quebec City.
Deputy Chief Dan Kinsella met with members of the local Muslim community Monday to discuss concerns following the shooting Sunday, said police spokesperson Const. Steve Welton.
“Neighbourhood patrol officers are conducting patrols in the area of religious places of worship, which includes local mosques.”
The police service also committed to being present at community events, including attending the vigil for the shooting victims held outside City Hall Monday night.
Downtown Mosque Imam Sayed Tora told The Spectator the community was seeking increased patrols after the attack.
Welton also expressed thoughts and condolences for the families of the shooting victims on behalf of Chief Eric Girt and the police service.