SHOOTING IN OTTAWA Outside War Memorial One Wounded – LIVE UPDATES

Ottawa parmCFN – One Canadian Armed Forces member has been reported shot in Ottawa with video of CPR being done on scene.    The shooter is still loose and authorities are warning people to stay clear.

Parliament is under lock down.


The tweet below is of the alleged shooter’s car.

We will be updating this story as more information becomes available.


Video on scene Cornwall Police Chief Dan Parkinson responds to security question to Military Vigil for Friends of Vets scheduled for tonight in Cornwall.

We will assess our position on this once the facts surrounding the event in Ottawa is fully understood. In all likelihood our response would be one that follows a direction that is nationally implemented.

Reports from inside Parliament.

Reports of 30-50 shots inside Parliament reported. Details not out yet. Unconfirmed Reports of shooter killed inside parliament. Shooter and witness reported wearing scarves and armed with shotguns. Reporters warned to move inside and seek cover. Shooters still reported to be loose.

Confirmed.  More than one shooter.

Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Community Police Service would like to advise the public that they are monitoring the situation in Ottawa where shots were fired at the War Memorial. The Cornwall Community Police Service has no indication that Cornwall is at risk and further advises that the situation is being thoroughly investigated by RCMP and Ottawa Police Service. The Cornwall Community Police Service will continue to monitor the current situation.

Cornwall Mayoralty candidate Leslie O’Shaughnessy headed to Ottawa to attend daughter that works near Hill.

Mayor Kilger probably headed to Ottawa also to be with family.

Reported: Kevin Vickers, Sgt at Arms suggested as person that shot shooter.

Facebook post:

Shelley Boisvenue

dear civic hospital in Ottawa, please treat your one shooting victim with extreme care and handle him with love….the other…if its the shooter, please operate without anesthetic or any pain medication, thank you.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Google earth view showing the 3 locations of shootings in downtown Ottawa this morning — all remain on lockdown <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Jason Morrell (@CNNJason) <a href=”″>October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Ottawa hospital confirms that they have received three patients from shooting.  Say that two are in stable conditions.  DND to make statement for third which is initial soldier shot.  Feared dead.

Jason Kenney tweets condolences to family of soldier killed.

Media calling this Canada’s 911. Really?

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>At least three crime scenes: War Memorial, Centre Block, and either Rideau Shopping Centre or Chateau Laurier Hotel <a href=””>#OttawaShooting</a> <a href=””>#CDNpoli</a></p>&mdash; AM640 (@am640) <a href=”″>October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Nearby US Embassy under lock down.

Toronto Maple Leafs Ottawa Sens game cancelled.

Mountie Media briefing at 2 PM

Armed Forces warned to not wear uniforms in public until issue resolved.

Ottawa Police Release at 1:45 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Wednesday, October 22, 2014            1:45pm

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to reports of shooting incidents this morning in the downtown area. Police can now confirm that incidents occurred at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill.

Contrary to earlier reports no incident occurred near the Rideau Centre.

One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces.  Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.

Next of kin notification is underway and as such, the victim’s identification will not be released.

One male suspect has also been confirmed deceased. There is no further update on injuries at this time.

This is an ongoing joint police operation and there is no one in custody at this time.

Ottawa residents are asked to stay away from the downtown area while the investigation continues.  If you work in one of the downtown buildings, follow the instructions from the building management you are in.

A number of RCMP and Federal government buildings are also closed to the public; as is Ottawa City Hall and all Ottawa Police stations.

The Ottawa Police Service wants to speak to witnesses of today’s shooting incidents.  Witnesses are to call Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222, ext 5493.

Those with tips regarding the shooting incidents, or those looking to report suspicious activity, can call 613-236-1222 or call 9-1-1.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers shot suspect who entered Parliament Hill: <a href=””></a> <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Watch CTV News (@WatchCTVNews) <a href=”″>October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Locked down at Chateau Laurier lifted. 2:09 PM



Situation is still live and fluid. 2:42 PM

Schools in Cornwall Ontario in HOLD & SECURE mode.  Not ordered by local police.  Confirmed 2:43 PM

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>As close as anyone can get now to the War Memorial as downtown Ottawa becomes a ghost town. <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Ben Powless (@BenPowless) <a href=”″>October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Harper to speak to Canada on event.

Gunman named by US media – Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>JUST IN: U.S. officials tell CBS News the name of the dead Ottawa shooting suspect is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982.</p>&mdash; CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) <a href=”″>October 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Bibeau is of Algerian descent.

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He’s believed to be a Canadian born in 1982. (32)

He is alleged to have shot down a Canadian Armed Forces soldier with a double barreled shot gun and was shot by Kevin Vickers who is being hailed a hero today for his bravery under fire.

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Photo : Facebook

Hamiltonian Cpl. Nathan Frank Cirillo identified as military reservist killed by Michael Zehaf Bibeau.



  1. The soldier that was shot is dead and the gunman is dead as well. This is possibly an act of terrorism. I was on my way home with my husband from the park and Cornwall’s former mayor Brian Sylvestre was on The Jewel Radio talking about it and when I came home I told my daughter about it and she turned on the TV. The Rideau Centre has something going on as well and I figured that there was more than one shooter involved. On under slide number 12 of the 26 pictures the paramedic helping to guide the stretcher looks like my former neighbor who is originally from Windsor. He is the second one with no gloves on. Canada is expecting terrorism and my husband read that in his papers. Ottawa is full of them and it has been a long time since we ever have anything to do with anyone. Since our friend Robert died and others as well we keep our distance. I wanted to go out this afternoon but in no way will I attempt that and my area is loaded with such people. We had shootings here in the area where Heron Gate is and those buildings and townhomes are full of them.

  2. Parliament Hill and area still under lock-down. Witnesses said there were two in the car. But yet no mention by authorities if they know who the second person is and if they have them in custody.

  3. CBC has a dash cam video of the attacker getting into a car just after the attack at the War Memorial. So, it looks like he acted alone.

  4. One nut-case with a long gun. An unbelievable lapse in security on Parliament Hill. Somebody’s got some splainin to do. Harper has just had his best day in months.

  5. This unfortunate occurrence was, as many predicted, inevitable. The Islamic extremists stated that they would bring their brand of terrorism into our house and they did. No surprise. The measure of our resolve will be determined by the manner in which we behave and respond going forward. England the United States and many many more nations have suffered the effects of terrorism at the hands of Muslin extremists. Although the resolution to the worlds dilemma regarding the spread of terrorism may not be clear and concise our stand is clear. We will not be intimidated by Muslin Salafi jihadism.

  6. Definitely a lapse in security considering events of the past week and renewed threats against Canada et al. I sincerely hope that this wake up call encourages us to take the threat of terrorism on our doorstep more seriously. Certainly, only a short time ago, when the nut case managed to run into the White House (and was tackled and subdued) the Americans realized that their security efforts had to improve dramatically. We have now learned the same lesson first hand.

  7. I agree that most western countries are under threat of attack from some “radical” Middle Easterners. After all, we’ve been exploiting their resources and bombing the hell out of them for years. That kind of thing tends to piss people off for some reason. However, in the case Canadian born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, he acted alone and had a history of crime and mental illness. It was hardly an organized terrorist attack directed from some bunker in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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