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The Latest: Trudeau calls mosque shooting terrorist act

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at a local meeting of her Christian Democrats, CDU, in Grimmen, northern Germany, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Merkel said there's no solution yet to the problem of how to fairly share the burden of migration among European Union member states. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech at a local meeting of her Christian Democrats, CDU, in Grimmen, northern Germany, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Merkel said there's no solution yet to the problem of how to fairly share the burden of migration among European Union member states. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis talks to archbishop of Quebec, Cardinal Gerald LaCroix, as they meet at the Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Pope Francis has condemned the Quebec mosque attack and called for mutual respect among people of different faiths. Francis conveyed his condolences in writing and in person to the archbishop of Quebec, Cardinal Gerald LaCroix, who was in Rome on Monday and returned immediately to Canada. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

    Pope Francis talks to archbishop of Quebec, Cardinal Gerald LaCroix, as they meet at the Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Pope Francis has condemned the Quebec mosque attack and called for mutual respect among people of different faiths. Francis conveyed his condolences in writing and in person to the archbishop of Quebec, Cardinal Gerald LaCroix, who was in Rome on Monday and returned immediately to Canada. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer looks for evidence under a car in the area of a Quebec City mosque on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. A shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night left multiple dead and injured. One suspect was arrested at the scene and another nearby. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    A police officer looks for evidence under a car in the area of a Quebec City mosque on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. A shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night left multiple dead and injured. One suspect was arrested at the scene and another nearby. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau characterized a shooting at a Quebec City mosque as a "terrorist attack on Muslims." Trudeau said in a statement that it is "heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence" and he vowed that Canadian law enforcement "will make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of this act and all acts of intolerance."

Five people were killed in the shooting during evening prayers Sunday, according to Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre President Mohamed Yangui. He said the shooting happened in the men's section of the mosque. He said five males had died and he worried that some were children.