Radio Canada reported that male worshippers were attending the service on the ground floor, while women and children were praying upstairs.
“Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families,” Trudeau tweeted.
“Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear,” he added.
Yangui added that up to 100 people usually gather in the mosque for evening prayers.