International desk – At least four people have been killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City of Canada, media report said quoting officials on Monday.
Shots were fired at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday night, police said.
The centre’s Facebook page posted video of police outside the scene, with a written comment that there are “some dead”, according to BBC report.
Police said two people had been arrested, but did not provide a number for those killed or injured.
A witness said that up to three gunmen had been involved. The news agency also reported a “heavily armed tactical squad” had been seen entering the mosque.
The shooting happened at the mosque on chemin Sainte-Foy, one of two operated by the Islamic centre.
Video posted to social media showed a large number of emergency vehicles outside the mosque, with the area cordoned off by police.
The same mosque had a “gift-wrapped” pig’s head left on its doorstep in June last year, with a note reading “bonne appetit”. Muslims do not eat pork.