Breaking: Shots Fired in Canadian Parliament Building

Breaking: Shots Fired in Canadian Parliament Building October 22, 2014

 

 

From BBC News US & Canada:

Several shots have been fired inside and outside the nation’s parliament in Ottawa, leaving one soldier wounded.

A gunman fired at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament nearby, continuing the attack.

Canadian broadcaster CBC and several MPs report that one gunman has been killed but that is unconfirmed.

The incident came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level following a fatal hit-and-run attack on two soldiers earlier in the week.

“Shots fired at War Memorial at 9:52am today; one person injured,” Ottawa Police tweeted on Wednesday as a witness reported seeing authorities search from room to room for the suspect.

Police have told those in the vicinity to stay away from windows and roofs as they search for additional suspects.

One gunman – said to be carrying a rifle – fired on soldiers guarding Canada’s main war memorial and then ran into the parliament.

“The indications are there is more than one gunman. There may be several,” Canadian MP Marc Garneau told the BBC, adding he and fellow politicians were evacuated from the area.


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3 responses to “Breaking: Shots Fired in Canadian Parliament Building”

  1. Thanks for posting this Rebecca. My prayers are with everyone in Ottawa and on Parliament Hill today. I’m staff for a Canadian politician (not in Ottawa), but today has hit me, and plenty of Canadians, close to home.