Word arrives to us that there’s been a shooting at the Canadian War Memorial, with more shooting apparently inside the Canadian parliament building.
We are reminded that two days ago, one Canadian soldier was killed and another injured when they were run down by a car in Quebec. The driver, according to Canadian news sources, had “Jihadist sympathies”.
UPDATE: Here’s the CBC’s live blog:
UPDATE 2: From the blog, a CBC reporter tweets:
2 men with long hair and scarves ran off after man wearing ceremonial guard uniform shot at War Monument this morning. #ottnews
UPDATE 3: Highly unconfirmed reports from Twitter say one shooter is dead.
UPDATE 4: CVT news is rpoerting another shooting on Parliament hill. This is unconfirmed.
UPDATE 5: Reports say “several dozen”, perhaps “30 to 50”, shots were fired in the Parliament after the shooting of the Canadian soldier at the War Memorial. As of a minute ago, it’s still an active shooter situation.
UPDATE 6: Following situation on Twitter. The Ottawa Police don’t have any better luck with perimeters than CTU does on “24”; the perimeter for an apparently second (or more) gunman/men has been widened. Photos of police searching cars on bridges around Ottawa.
UPDATE 7: Reports say one shooter is on the roof of a building about a block from Parliament.
UPDATE 8: A reporter shot this video from inside Parliament as the police found one shooter.
All that marble – the echo alone is a weapon…
I can’t imagine the training it’d take to make one run toward that noise.
UPDATE 9: The shooter in parliament was apparenetly shot by the Sergeant at Arms, a Mr. Kevin Vickers.
UPDATE 10: The NYTimes reported that the Canadian soldier shot at the War Memorial had died. This is disputed by Canadian sources. I’ll bank on the Times being wrong, as always in these situations.
UPDATE 11: The CBC is naming the shooter as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Clearly a Parté Québécois terrorist.