Advertisement
Canada

Quebec City mosque left with blood stains, bullet holes after deadly shooting

WATCH ABOVE: The Quebec City mosque where a deadly attack occurred on Sunday, allowed media inside for the first time on Wednesday to expose the level of violence that took place.

Reporters were given a tour of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Wednesday, the site of the deadly Quebec City shooting that left six people dead.

READ MORE: Hate crimes spike in Montreal after Quebec City mosque shooting

There are large bullet holes in the walls, several broken windows and blood stains smeared on the walls and the carpet.

“It’s our heart, this mosque, this mosque is the heart of our community here. We are attacked in our heart,” said Mohamed Labidi, former president of the mosque.

Tweet This

IN PHOTOS: Carnage inside the Quebec City mosque: WARNING – graphic images

A bullet hole from inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
A bullet hole from inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Kelly Greig/Global News
Blood stains on the walls inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
Blood stains on the walls inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Kelly Greig/Global News
Blood stains on the ground inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
Blood stains on the ground inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Kelly Greig/Global News
Blood stains on the ground inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
Blood stains on the ground inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Kelly Greig/Global News
Blood stains on the ground inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
Blood stains on the ground inside the Quebec City mosque that was attacked on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Kelly Greig/Global News
Story continues below advertisement

The mosque released a video on its Facebook page early Wednesday morning, showing the carnage from the shooting.

WATCH: Witness at the Quebec City Mosque shooting describes the panic at the scene

Witness at the Quebec City Mosque shooting describes the panic at the scene
Witness at the Quebec City Mosque shooting describes the panic at the scene

The silence in the mosque is striking, as the camera moves slowly to count the abandoned shoes, a chair in the center of the room and a prayer mat in the corner.

WATCH BELOW: Ahmed El Refai, an administrator at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec, offers Global’s Mike Le Couteur a personal, step-by-step tour of the mosque where Sunday’s deadly shooting occurred, giving his own personal recollection as well as a vow that the Muslim community will heal in the wake of the tragedy. 

EXTENDED: First-hand look inside Quebec City mosque where deadly shooting took place
EXTENDED: First-hand look inside Quebec City mosque where deadly shooting took place

The police perimeter has since been taken down and the mosque was reopened to worshipers Wednesday morning, with a handful of people coming to pray.

Speaking with reporters Tuesday morning, hospital officials said two people remain in critical condition with abdominal injuries.

Each victim suffered from three to six bullet wounds, a hospital official said.

READ MORE: Alexandre Bissonnette charged with 6 counts of 1st degree murder

The suspect in the attack, university student Alexandre Bissonnette, faces six charges of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder with a restricted firearm.

Story continues below advertisement
The man accused in Quebec City's deadly mosque shooting, Alexandre Bissonnette, is changing lawyers, Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Alexandre Bissonnette has been charged in the Quebec City Mosque killings. Facebook

Until his arrest, Bissonnette had been working in the call centre for Hema-Quebec, which manages the blood supply in the province.

The attack on the centre happened around 8 p.m. Sunday when Bissonnette allegedly walked into the mosque and opened fire during evening prayers.

The victims were identified as Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Azzeddine Soufiane and Ibrahima Barry.

Vigils were held in many cities across the country Monday night for the victims of the attack and to show solidarity with Canada’s Muslim population.

WATCH: Canadian leaders express outrage and shock at Quebec mosque attack

“Xenophobia, racism and exclusion are present here,” Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said.

Tweet This
Story continues below advertisement

“We have to acknowledge that and work together.”

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

Global News Redesign Global News Redesign
A fresh new look for Global News is here, tell us what you think
Take a Survey

Sponsored Stories