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Mosque shooting suspects named: reports

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Baku, January 30, AZERTAC

The suspects in a mosque shooting that left six dead and five critically injured in Quebec City have been identified as Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir, several Quebec media outlets are reporting.

Police have not confirmed the identities of the suspects, but said they are in their 20s or early 30s. No charges have been laid at this point. One of the suspects turned himself in to police, approximately one hour after the attack in Quebec City.

Five victims were taken to hospital in critical condition and another suspect was arrested at the mosque, official say. More than a dozen others suffered minor injuries.

Investigators are asking for members of the public to come forward with any information that might help with the case. They added that there is nothing to indicate that they were working with anyone else.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both condemned the incident as a terrorist attack.

Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume said the city is in mourning. "We have the impression we are dreaming," Labeaume said at a news conference Sunday night. "I have often said in recent weeks that, despite the peace we have here, we are not immune (to attacks). Well, this has just proven that."

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