Current Conditions

6.4°C

Vigil tonight at Islamic Centre for Quebec shooting victims

FILE PHOTO - A vigil will be held Tuesday night, Jan. 31, 2017 at Kelowna's Islamic Centre for the victims of Sunday's mosque shooting in Quebec City.
January 31, 2017 - 11:22 AM

KELOWNA - A vigil will be held at Kelowna's Islamic Center tonight to honour the victims of a Quebec City mosque shooting. 

The vigil is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Jan. 31, at The Islamic Centre located 1120 Highway 33.

Hamid Butt with the Kelowna Islamic Centre says everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of their faith. 

The shooting took place Sunday night just before 8 p.m. during an evening prayer at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. Six men died and 19 were injured during the attack.

Laval University student, Alexandre Bissonnette has been charged with six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder while using a restricted firearm. 

The 27-year-old will be held in custody until his next court appearance on Feb. 21. 

— With files from The Canadian Press


To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Hickman or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile