>> Police investigating a single suspect arrested in connection with a deadly shooting at a Canadian mosque. A second person who was arrested is now considered a witness to the attack, which went down during evening prayers at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center Sunday night. A source identifying the suspect as Alexandre Bissonnette, a French-Canadian university student.
Reuters learning police consider the attack quote, a lone wolf situation. At least six people are dead and eight wounded. Five of them in critical condition, according to a hospital official. A father of four is among those killed. Police on Monday would not comment on the possible motives of the attack.
>> We're still in the early stage of the investigation. We're still trying to determine all the facts associated with the incident. So, and not to interfere with the progress of the investigation. We're not gonna discuss the specific at this time.>> Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning what he called quote a terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge.
The shooting coming after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada would welcome refugees in response to US President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the US refugee program and temporarily barring travel to the US from seven Middle Eastern and African nations. Mass shootings in Canada are rare, with stricter gun laws than the US, but incidents of Islamophobia have increased in Quebec in recent years.
The question of Muslim head scarfs and face coverings became an issue in the 2015 Federal Election. Last year, the same Quebec city mosque found a pig's head laying on its doorstep.