Alexandre Bissonnette is sole suspect accused of killing six at Quebec City mosque shooting, Mohamed el Khadir not facing charges
( Daily Mail ) University student Alexandre Bissonnette is suspected of carrying out the Quebec City mosque massacre alone, police sources have revealed.
The 27-year-old was arrested alongside Moroccan-Canadian Mohamed el Khadir on Sunday night after six men were slaughtered at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center during evening prayers.
On Monday afternoon, Sûreté du Québec confirmed one of the men was no longer facing charges.
Bissonnette will appear in court sometime on Monday or Tuesday, authorities said.
Six men aged between 39 and 60 were killed at the scene and five remain in a critical condition in intensive care at the city’s Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus. Twelve others had less serious injuries and another 39 escaped unharmed.
El Khadir was picked up by police at the mosque but Bissonnette fled in his Mitsubishi and was arrested in nearby Ile d’Orleans around 20 minutes later after calling 911 to turn himself in, Le Soleil reports. Police found two rifles and an AK-47 in the car.
Authorities refused to confirm their names on Monday but said they were not seeking anyone else in connection with the terrorist attack beyond the two already in custody who are in their ‘late twenties, early thirties’.