Court hears recording of 9-11 call made by Quebec City mosque shooter

Shortly after opening fire in a Quebec City mosque in 2017 and killing six men, Alexandre Bissonnette called 9-11 and told the operator he was going to shoot himself.

Prosecutors played the 50-minute audio recording of the call at yesterday's sentencing hearing and the court heard him repeatedly say he was going to shoot himself in the head.

Bissonnette spoke to the operator in his car while driving near Quebec City not long after he had left the mosque and sounded calm, confused and anxious during the call.

The Crown also presented police photos taken the night of the shooting, but the most shocking photos were not tabled.

The 28-year-old Bissonnette has pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder in the shooting.

He could receive consecutive sentences, tallying up to 150 years in prison.

His legal team is hoping he receives concurrent sentences, seeing him eligible to apply for parole after 25 years.

Sentencing arguments are expected to last three weeks.