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Mosque Shooting In Canada 

By: Kevin Gould 

Six are dead, 17 are injured, and four men, including a witness, are in custody following a terrorist attack at a decades-old mosque in Quebec City.

The attack happened at 7:45 p.m. Sunday as evening prayers came to an end at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre.

Six are dead, 17 are injured, and four men, including a witness, are in custody following a terrorist attack at a decades-old mosque in Quebec City.

The attack happened at 7:45 p.m. Sunday as evening prayers came to an end at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre.

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Witnesses said two gunmen burst into the building and opened fire, targeting men on the ground floor.

But despite those eyewitness reports, it appears that only one man actually entered the building and opened fire.

It seems that women and children on the second floor escaped the spray of bullets. Thirty-nine people were unharmed.

The worst hurt were taken to the trauma centre at Enfant-Jesus, while ambulances took those with lesser injuries to St. Francois d’Assise and the CHUL.

Early Monday the CHU Quebec, which runs the hospitals, said that five people were still in critical condition, and that 12 others had been treated for minor injuries and released overnight.

Hospital spokespeople could not specify the nature of the injuries, but said those most seriously hurt had been operated on throughout the night.

As of 7:30 a.m. three were in critical condition, while two were in stable but critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

All of those injured were between 35 and 70 years old, while those killed were from 39 to 60 years old. .

The mosque issued a Facebook statement early Monday after it was confirmed that six people had died.

“All our thoughts are with the children who have to be told their father has died,” said the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre.

“May Allah give them patience and strength.”

The Sureté du Quebec set up a special phone line for relatives wanting information. Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said they can call police at 1-800-659-4264.

Police said they have also reached out to the Muslim community in Quebec City to offer support and security, and are posting officers outside mosques during prayers.

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