DEVELOPING: Dead Ottawa Shooting Suspect Identified, Confirmed As Canadian Born

Daniel Doherty
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Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:30 AM
DEVELOPING: Dead Ottawa Shooting Suspect Identified, Confirmed As Canadian Born

Some alarming news out of Ottawa, Canada today. Local media outlets are reporting that there’s an active gunman still at large outside the Canadian Parliament. One soldier has reportedly been shot, and the whole area is on lockdown. We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

UPDATE: Confirmed.

UPDATE: As many as 20 shots fired.

UPDATE: Canada's prime minister is safe.

UPDATE: Still at large...

UPDATE: The AP reports this was the second attack in Canada against soldiers this week.

The incident comes just two days after two Canadian soldiers were run over — and one of them killed — in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathies.

UPDATE: There could be more than one shooter. We still don't know.

UPDATE: Newsweek obtained video of a firefight between police and presumably the shooter(s):

UPDATE: "Mr. Harper’s government has indicated that it is about to introduce new antiterrorism legislation, a move that troubles some civil liberties lawyers," the New York Times reported yesterday. What happened today, therefore, could expedite that process.

UPDATE: More information.

UPDATE: One Canadian lawmaker believes the attacks were terrorist-related:

UPDATE: The US Embassy in Ottawa is taking extra precautions:

UPDATE: The shootings took place at multiple locations:

UPDATE: One shooter was reportedly killed by police:

CBC TV said that a suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building. It was not clear if he was acting alone.

UPDATE: More information:

UPDATE: Awful.

UPDATE: Three patients are now being treated.

UPDATE: The shooting suspect has been identified.