Police seek motive after Quebec mosque attack kills six; vigils planned

By Allison Lampert

QUEBEC CITY Police searched for a motive on Monday after two gunmen opened fire on worshippers at a Quebec City mosque, killing six and wounding eight, during Sunday night prayers as vigils were planned across Canada.

Police said two suspects were under arrest, but they gave no details about them or what prompted the shootings that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “a terrorist attack on Muslims.”

Police have not identified the suspects or suggested a motive for the attack, and were unable to confirm media reports that the victims were all men and the suspects were students at Université Laval.

Five people were critically injured and remained in intensive care, three of them in life-threatening condition, a spokeswoman for the Quebec City University Hospital said on Monday.

She said another 12 people arrived at…

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