NYPD stepping up patrols after 6 killed at mosque in Canada

The New York City Police Department is stepping up patrols at mosques and other houses of worship in the city following the fatal shooting of six people at a mosque in Canada.



The NYPD issued a statement Sunday night saying Critical Response Command personnel have been "assigned to extended tour coverage" at certain mosques.



The department says it's monitoring the situation in Quebec City.



Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is praying for the people of Canada and that "we must stand together." He's urging New Yorkers to remain vigilant.



Canada's prime minister has called the shooting an act of terrorism.



According to witnesses, at least two gunmen wearing black fired indiscriminately into the dozens of worshipers in the mosque during evening prayers.



Five people are in critical condition, and 12 others wounded in the shooting. Two people have been arrested.



The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.


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