An eyewitness told Reuters that up to three gunmen fired about 40 people inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center.
Five Canadians were killed after opened fire in the Mosque during evening prayers.
Canadian Prime Minister took to twitter and said this about the incident,
“Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families.”
Police put up a security perimeter around the Mosque and declined to comment to the reporters about the incident.
However, the Mosque president, Mohamed Yangui shows his disregard in his statement,
“Why is this happening here? This is barbaric,”
Yangui who was not inside the Mosque when the shooting occurred also said, he got frantic calls from people at evening prayers.
He did not know how many were injured, saying they had been taken to different hospitals across Quebec City.