French-Canadian student charged with first-degree murder

Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was charged six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder.

A picture circulated by local media of a man identified as Alexandre Bissonnette

Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder.

Vigils have been held across Canada in commemoration of the deceased and injured.

The incident occurred during evening prayers at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on the evening of Sunday, January 29.

Over 50 people were said to be at the mosque when the shooting began.

Nineteen people were wounded - all men - and of five people still in the hospital, two were in a critical condition, BBC reports.

It was gathered that a man of Moroccan heritage, Mohamed Khadir, who was also arrested after the attack is now being treated as a witness.

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