Police arrived on the scene and made two arrests. Picture: AFP

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people, and injured over eight.

Of the two suspects, one was arrested and now considered a witness while the other is seen as the culprit.

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According to Reuters, the sole suspect in the attack on Sunday evening prayers was Alexandre Bissonnette, a French-Canadian university student, according to a source familiar with the matter. while the second suspect is named Mohamed Khadir or Mohammed Belkhadir by media.

Police declined to give details of those arrested or possible motives for the shooting at the mosque, the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec.


Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister called the shooting “a terrorist attack on Muslims” while the premier of Quebec province, Philippe Couillard, expressed solidarity with the province’s Muslims.

The shooting came over a weekend when Trudeau said Canada would welcome refugees, speaking in response to Trump’s order to halt the U.S. refugee program and to temporarily bar citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.