Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Soldier And Security Guard Shot In Ottawa

A few minutes before 10 a.m., a soldier guarding Canada's National War Memorial in Ottawa was shot by an unidentified gunman, who then stormed into the Canadian Parliament building and shot a security guard.  The attacker has reported to have been shot and killed, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Read more at The StarFox News and AOL News.

UPDATE: From Breaking 911, Ottawa police are now reporting a third shooting site near the Rideau Centre, a mall close to Parliament Hill, and a second shooter still at large.

UPDATE 2: From CBC News, the gunman who shot the soldier and then entered the Parliament building is now reported to have been killed.  The article includes a small map of the Parliament Hill area.

UPDATE 3: The CBC News link, which no longer includes the map, now indicates that the soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, has died.

UPDATE 4: From the Mail Online, the dead attacker has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam, whose passport was revoked when he was designated a "high-risk traveler".  (via Bare Naked Islam)


  1. Bet you any amount of money the shooters were Muslim.

  2. Some Twitter activity appears to indicate just that. There may be some further updates.