University student charged with six counts of murder and five of attempted murder after Quebec mosque terror attack

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    The alleged gunman behind the Quebec mosque terror attack has been hit with 11 charges over the massacre.

    Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, a French-Canadian, has been named as the man arrested by Canadian police following the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre in the Sainte-Foy area last night.

    The charges related to six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, Global News reported.

    Another potential suspect, reportedly of Moroccan origin, had been arrested after the shooting but was now said to be considered a witness.

    The Moroccan was arrested near the mosque while Bissonnette was tracked down about 15 miles away, it was reported.

    Alexandre Bissonnette has been identified by Canadian media as one of the alleged gunmen

    Alexandre Bissonnette

    Alexandre Bissonnette

    Bissonnette is a resident of Quebec City and attended the University of Laval, reported French-language Radio-Canada.

    Photos have been published on Canadian media of Bissonnette.

    The developments follow claims Bissonnette allegedly called police and confessed because he “felt bad”.

    He was being hunted by when he reportedly made the call to emergency services just 20 minutes after the massacre in Quebec City.

    Police officers patrol the perimeter at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada, today
    Police officers patrol the perimeter at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada, today

    Police at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada, today
    Police at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada, today

    People bring flowers to the scene today
    People bring flowers to the scene today

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