Timeline of police response to deadly shooting at Quebec City mosque

Timeline of police response to Quebec City shooting

Six people were killed and five critically injured Sunday night in shooting at a mosque in Quebec City. Here’s a timeline of the police response:

— At 7:50 p.m., police receive several calls from the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec reporting that shots had been fired.

— Police quickly arrive on site and arrest one suspect.

— Officers go inside the mosque and realize there are many victims. The attack is considered a major incident. All available police staff in Quebec City, including canine units, are called in.

— Police set up a security perimeter around the site.

— At 8:10 p.m., a second suspect calls 911 asking to speak with investigators. He tells police he will wait for officers at an access road near the Ile-d’Orleans bridge.

— Police go to the meeting spot and arrest the suspect.

— More officers go to the mosque to provide support for those on scene. A command post is established.

— At 10 p.m., an RCMP national security task force is deployed.

— Security is increased at other mosques in the city as well as the Universite Laval campus.

The Canadian Press

Canadian Press

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up