(GLOBE AND MAIL) Buildings in Ottawa’s downtown core are under lockdown after the crack of gunshots rang through the halls of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block on Wednesday and a gunman fired on soldiers guarding Canada’s main war memorial.
Ottawa police confirmed that they were investigating “several” shootings in downtown Ottawa. There are conflicting reports of how many shooters appear to be involved in the attack on the heart of Canada’s federal government.
Gunfire erupted at the National War Memorial, then moved to Parliament Hill. The Parliament Hill shooting was captured on this video by a Globe reporter. Ottawa police did not comment on whether a shooter or shooters have been either apprehended or shot. “As far I know no one is under arrest,” said Constable Marc Soucy. He also said he was “not aware” that any suspects had been shot.