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Canada Mosque shooting was "lone wolf" attack

Canada Mosque shooting was "lone wolf" attack


<p>*NB: an updated version of this story is available <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2017/01/31/canadians-hold-vigils-for-muslim-victims-of-quebec-terror-attack?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_source=Twitter&utm_term=Autofeed#link_time=1485850395">here</a>.*</p> <br /> <ul> <li>A “lone wolf” attack – sources <li>Six killed, eight injured <li>Condolences from around the world </ul> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p>Police are trying to establish a motive after shots were fired at worshippers during Sunday night prayers in a mosque in Quebec.</p> <p>Six people were killed and eight were seriously wounded.</p> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>Critical condition</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <p>Five people were critically injured and remain in intensive care. </p> <p>A spokeswoman for the Quebec City University Hospital said three were in a critical condition.</p> <p>Another 12 people have been treated for “minor injuries”.</p> <p>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called it “a terrorist attack on Muslims”.</p> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>A “lone wolf” attack</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <p>A French-Canadian university student is the sole suspect, according to the authorities.</p> <p>Sources say his name is Alexandre Bissonnette.</p> <p>Police initially held two suspects under arrest.</p> <p>A man of Moroccan descent who had also been arrested was now considered a witness. His nationality status is not immediately known.</p> <p>Police say they are confident no other suspects were involved in the attack.</p> <p>“They consider this a ‘lone wolf’ situation,” the source said.</p> <p>The suspect was expected to appear in court in Quebec on Monday afternoon.</p> <br /> <br /> <h3><strong>Condolences</strong></h3> <br /> <br /> <p>Vigils are planned for Montreal and Quebec City.</p> <p>Messages of condolence have come in from around the world.</p> <p>Pope Francis offered his condolences. “The pope underlined how important it is in these moments that everyone remains united in prayer, Christians and Muslims,” the <strong>Vatican</strong> said. </p> <br /> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People gather in support of the victims of Quebec mosque shooting that Canada PM has called a 'terrorist attack' <a href="https://t.co/n0ePTQ9gXg">https://t.co/n0ePTQ9gXg</a> <a href="https://t.co/IGbBk5x0OH">pic.twitter.com/IGbBk5×0OH</a></p>— <span class="caps">AFP</span> news agency (@AFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP/status/825962261390909440">January 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <br />
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