Alexandre Bissonnette has been identified as the suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night that killed six and injured eight others, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Quebec said.
Bissonnette was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
Bissonnette studied at Quebec City’s Université Laval, according to the university. The university in a statement condemned the attack and said it has offered full cooperation to police in the investigation.
Bissonnette has been suspended pending the judicial process, the university added.
Jean-Michel Allard-Prus, a former classmate of Bissonnette at Université Laval, told ABC News that the two discussed politics together, including the U.S. presidential election; he described Bissonnette as “a political conservative” who had anti-immigrant views.