Six dead in Quebec mosque shooting

Six people are dead after a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City, according to Quebec Provincial Police. Eight people were injured. The attack, which took place at the city’s Quebec Islamic Cultural Center, is being investigated as an act of terrorism by police.

In what was described as a coordinated attack, witnesses say at least two gunmen wearing black fired indiscriminately into the dozens of worshipers — including families — in the mosque. Thirty-nine people who were at the mosque during shooting were unharmed, Christine Coulombe, spokeswoman of National Police of Quebec, said. Of the eight injured, six are described as being in critical condition.

Two people have been arrested, a police said at a news conference. One was captured near the mosque and the other was apprehended on a highway nearby. (Source)

Gunman opens fire in Zurich mosque

A man storms into a Zurich mosque and opens fire on people praying, injuring three and one body was found nearby, according to police who have subsequently launched a manhunt for the gunman.

Militant atheist shoots dead three young Muslims in North Carolina

Three Muslims were shot dead in a hate crime by an avowed militant atheist at their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The victims, all shot in the head, were identified about 2 a.m. Wednesday as Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, of Chapel Hill, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh, police said.

All were U.S.-born and grew up in the area.