On Sunday night there were six people killed, and eight others injured in a shooting that took place at a mosque in the city of Quebec. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau identified the shooting as a “terrorist attack on Muslims.”
According to The New York Times, Étienne Doyon, a spokesman for the Quebec police said at a press conference on Monday that the shooting occurred around 8p.m. at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec.
Prime Minister Trudeau said in a statement, “It is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence. Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear.”
The victims of the shooting ranged from the ages of 35 to 70, and there were 39 other people who were in the mosque that were not hurt.
The motive of the shooting is still unknown at the moment, but one suspect was arrested at the scene and the other was arrested nearby.
Mohamed Yangui, the president of the mosque was not present during the time of the shooting. However, during an interview he said that those who were present told him that one of the gunmen were able to reload his gun multiple times during the shooting.
Trudeau said that this attack came after Canada stood ready to continue their welcome to refugees from terrorism and war. And also after Donald Trump’s executive order regarding immigration.