Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemns Quebec mosque massacre

Six people were killed in the attack

Police gather at the scene in the wake of the shooting

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has condemned the shooting which took place at a prominent mosque in Quebec on Sunday night.

Six people died and a further eight were wounded after shots were fired into the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre. More than 50 people had been gathered in the mosque at the time.  

A police spokeswomen later said the dead were believed to be between the ages of 35 and 70, with some of the injured placed in a serious condition.

Canadian authorities have arrested two people in connection with the attack, which is being treated as a terrorist incident.

The police don't believe any other people were involved, despite a witness statement to Reuters that there had reportedly been three people with guns.

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, released the statement below in the wake of the attack, calling it "heartwrenching to see such senseless violence."