One Dead in Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Source: Wikimedia Commons
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Update, 10/23 8:26 a.m. ET: Royal Canadian Mounted Police have confirmed to the CBC, that there was only ever one gunman in the Ottawa shooting. 

Update, 4:43 p.m. ET: Reuters is reporting based on sources familiar with the matter that Canadian police are investigating a man named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect.

Original story: A gunman who shot a Canadian soldier in Ottawa was chased by police into the center block of the Canadian Parliament, Reuters reports. More than 30 more shots were fired inside the building, an eyewitness told Reuters.

Ottawa police told the Associated Press they had a call at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired, and witnesses reported seeing a gunman running toward Parliament Hill, which is under lockdown.

Canadian police and tactical teams have converged on Parliament Hill.  The wounded soldier was taken into an ambulance by medical personnel. According to the AFP, the solider has died.

Reuters reports that an Ottowa hospital has received three patients affected by the shooting incident. The hospital says two of the three are in stable condition.

The CBC confirmed via Canadian police that one shooter was shot and killed inside Parliament, but police have confirmed they are searching for multiple suspected shooters.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper left the bulding safely. Reuters reports that more shots were fired inside the center block of parliament after members of parliament evacuated the area.

Ottawa police confirmed to the CBC that shots were fired at three locations: the war memorial, inside Centre Block and at the Rideau Centre shopping mall east of Parliament Hill.

Raw footage from a Globe and Mail reporter shows scene inside Parliament building under lockdown.




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