First the US had a gunman walk into the White House. Now, Canada has a gunman firing shots on Parliament Hill. Do you think this was a staged event? -LW
A Canadian soldier was killed and a security guard wounded. An assailant has also died.
At least 30 shots are fired inside the main building of Canada’s Parliament Hill, after a gunman shot and killed a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa.
By: Les Whittington Ottawa Bureau reporter, Joanna Smith Ottawa Bureau reporter, Published on Wed Oct 22 2014
OTTAWA — A Canadian soldier was killed and a Parliament Hill security guard wounded Wednesday morning in a chaotic attack on the nation’s capital that police believe involved more than one assailant.
One assailant was also killed.
Shootings occurred at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Contrary to early reports, no shooting occurred near the Rideau Centre mall, Ottawa police said.
Witnesses described seeing the soldier, who was serving as a ceremonial guard at the foot of the cenotaph, shot at point-blank range before the gunman ran off in the direction of Parliament Hill.
Sirens blared and buildings in the area went under lockdown as police and soldiers continued the manhunt into Wednesday afternoon.