Quebec Shooting Suspect Visited Mosque Days Before Attack: Report

According to Canadian media, the suspect spoke to a worshipper.

El Manoug then briefly interacted with Bissonnette. "When I wanted to get out of the mosque I said, 'salem,' which means hello in our language. And he answered 'salut,'" Manoug told CTV News, an ABC News partner. "And then he started talking about something else. He told me, 'I love kabab and shisha.'"

El Manoug said Bissonnette also asked him for money before he left the center.

After hearing about the attack on Sunday, El Manoug said he searched Bissonnette’s name online and immediately recognized him. "I found the picture of the guy. It was the same one," El Manoug said.

The university student's motive remains unclear, police said.

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