BRIEF: 1 person charged after Canada mosque shooting

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BRIEF: 1 person charged after Canada mosque shooting

Alexandre Bissonnette is escorted to a van Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Quebec City, after appearing in court for Sunday's deadly shooting at a mosque. The French Canadian suspect known for his far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the Quebec City mosque that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism again Muslims. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)

Alexandre Bissonnette is escorted to a van Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Quebec City, after appearing in court for Sunday's deadly shooting at a mosque. The French Canadian suspect known for his far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the Quebec City mosque that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism again Muslims. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Alexandre Bissonnette is escorted to a van Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Quebec City, after appearing in court for Sunday's deadly shooting at a mosque. The French Canadian suspect known for his far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the Quebec City mosque that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism again Muslims. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Alexandre Bissonnette is escorted to a van Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Quebec City, after appearing in court for Sunday's deadly shooting at a mosque. The French Canadian suspect known for his far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the Quebec City mosque that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism again Muslims. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)


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QUEBEC CITY (AP) —A French Canadian known for far-right, nationalist views was charged Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder over the shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism against Muslims.

Suspect Alexandre Bissonnette made a brief court appearance and did not enter a plea in the attack that left six people dead during evening prayers Sunday. Wearing a white prisoner jump suit, his hands and feet shackled, he stared down at the floor and fidgeted, but did not speak.

More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when the shooting erupted Sunday night. In addition to the six who died, five were in critical condition and 12 others suffered minor injuries, University of Quebec Hospital Centre spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis said Monday. The dead ranged in age from 35 to 65.

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