Hospital to provide update on injured in Quebec City mosque shooting

Hospital to provide update on injured in Quebec City mosque shooting

Police officers stand guard next to a building housing a mosque Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Quebec City. Six people were killed and another 19 were injured when a gunman attacked the Centre Cultural Islamique de Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson.

QUEBEC — A Quebec City hospital is to provide an update this morning on the condition of those still being treated for injuries sustained in a devastating mosque attack that killed six men.

A 27-year-old university student, Alexandre Bissonnette, has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting, which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called “a terrorist act.”

Police have offered no information on what they believe motivated Sunday’s shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec.

According to police and witnesses, a man entered the mosque and opened fire without warning during evening prayers.

Six men were killed and 19 others were wounded.

The horrific act prompted several vigils across the country and expressions of sympathy from around the world.

The Canadian Press

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