Only one suspect held in Quebec shooting: Police

AFP , Monday 30 Jan 2017

Canadian police officers respond to a shooting in a mosque at the Québec City Islamic cultural center on Sainte-Foy Street on January 29, 2017 (Photo:AFP)

Quebec police said on Monday that only one of the two young men arrested after the murderous shooting at a mosque in the city is a "suspect", with the second "now considered a witness."

Police and witnesses initially described two masked men firing inside the mosque on Sunday evening, killing six people and wounding eight.

It was unclear whether they still believed two assailants were involved.

One of the detainees was arrested near the mosque, while a second surrendered himself to police and confessed to taking part in the killing, said Quebec police inspector Denis Turcotte.

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