This comes on the heels of two Canadian soldiers being targeted Monday by a radicalized Islamist who attacked with his car. In today’s attack rumors have indicated a second or third shooter, however at this time only one is confirmed.
(CANADA) A Canadian soldier is dead after being shot at a Canadian National War Memorial by a suspect who was killed as he stormed the Canadian Parliament, officials said.
The gunman was shot dead by the parliament’s sergeant-at-arms after he shot a soldier standing guard over the tomb of the unknown soldier at the National War Monument just before 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Neither has been identified. The soldier died around 1:00 p.m., sources told the AFP.
The deceased suspect first approached the soldier standing at the war memorial, on Parliament Hill across the street from the Parliament, according to the CBC. He fired four shots in rapid succession as soldiers chased after him, a witness told the network.
“I saw the gunman run across the street with a rifle in his right hand,” the witness added. “He ran towards Parliament Hill.”
Gunfire erupted as the bearded, scarf-wearing assailant entered the Parliament. Anywhere from 30 to 50 shots were fired, according to various reports. Dramatic video from the Toronto Globe and Mail shows the hail of gunfire inside the Parliament. Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers reportedly shot the assailant dead. (more)