Quebec's Muslim Community Members Say Unity Has Grown Out of Tragic Mosque Shooting

Six were killed in the shooting.

— -- Quebec's Muslim community members are overcome with sorrow but grateful for the sense of solidarity in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night.

The Sunday night shooting at Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre killed six people. All of the victims were men between the ages of 39 and 60, police said this morning.

As members of the mourning Muslim community spoke alongside politicians at a press conference today, some speakers appeared emotional, and one even broke down crying.

One member of the targeted mosque said in English that there's a large sadness in the community because they take care of each other as brothers; the mosque member said each victim has a family and is a father.

Another mosque member said in French that the people who were most targeted inside the mosque were those standing in prayer. He said the attack was a shock, and said they will ask the city to secure their place of prayer. He added, crying, that it warms his heart to see solidarity from everyone.

Another mosque member said in French that there are no words to describe the unity that has grown out of the tragedy. The mosque member said they feel proud to be Canadian and from Quebec, calling it the most wonderful city in the world.

A female mosque member condemned the violence, saying in French that they are against any violent act against any human being.

The Eiffel Tower went dark at midnight local time as a tribute to the victims.

The Muslim community members said they have been targeted before but added that they do not live in fear.

The Quebec police said this morning that all local mosques have increased security.

The suspect in custody was identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, according to law enforcement sources.

The motive is not clear and police said this morning the investigation is ongoing.

"It is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence. Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear," Trudeau said in a statement. "Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country."

"We will get to the bottom of this," Trudeau added. "Canadians will not be intimidated. We will not meet violence with more violence. We will meet fear and hatred with love and compassion, always."

Couillard vowed to stand with Muslims in the community, saying in a statement that Quebec should not withdraw as a result of such violence and become a closed society because of the shooting, and should instead continue to welcome everyone.

Trump called Trudeau this morning to express his condolences and offer assistance, according to Trudeau’s office.

ABC News' Ben Gittleson contributed to this report.