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Martin St. Louis holds a sign that reads "la paix pas la guerre" (peace, not war) near a Quebec city mosque after a deadly shooting in Quebec City, Canada, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard termed the act "barbaric violence" and expressed solidarity with victims' families. (Francis Vachon/The Canadian Press via AP)

6 people were killed in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque


UPDATE Jan. 30 5:59 a.m.:

Six people were killed and eight others were wounded Sunday night at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the attack an act of terrorism. 

A suspect was arrested at the scene, and another was arrested in the nearby city of d'Orleans. The suspects were not named, and no motive has been publicly identified. 

Trudeau offered his condolences late Sunday night.

He posted a full statement condemning the attack.

6 people were killed in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque

WATCH | Quebec Premiere Philippe Couillard said solidarity rallies will be held across Quebec after the shooting. 

No person should have to pay with their life for their race, their color, their sexual orientation or their religious beliefs.
Regis Labeaume, Quebec City mayor

Canada's Quebec province has been prone to tensions over religious accommodations. In 2016, a pig's head was left on the doorstep of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre during Ramadan. Quebec natives also created a "charter of values" in 2013, which called for banning the hijab in public places.  

New York mayor Bill de Blasio offered additional security to local mosques after the attack.


Five people were killed when at least one gunman opened fire in a Quebec City mosque Sunday, the mosque's president told Reuters

The shooting happened while approximately 40 people were inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center for evening prayers. 

Canadian journalist Mathieu Boivin tweeted saying one suspect was arrested. 

Photos from the scene show officers securing the perimeter of the mosque.

Parliament member Pierre Paul-Hus called the attack an act of terrorism. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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