Ottawa Shooting updates: A soldier was killed today at the war memorial in Ottawa after being shot by a gunman. Part of Canada’s capital is currently on lockdown as police hunt for additional suspects. There’s no confirmation as at now about the identity of the gunman who was shot down by the police. The incident began when soldiers guarding the memorial came under fire on Wednesday morning. Ottawa Police say they received calls from 911 at 9:52 A.M ET about the shooting at the war memorial.
The US Army on the other hand has increased security at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia as precaution due to the Ottawa shootings. This attack came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level, after another soldier was killed on Monday in a hit-and-run attack by a Muslim convert (BBC).
- Ottawa hospital says 3 patients have minor, non-life threatening injuries and remain in hospital following the shooting at the war memorial.
- Police are also asking citizens to not mention the locations of the officers involved in the ongoing operation on any social network.
- The slain soldier identity has been revealed as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton.
- Terrorist has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian with a criminal record in Quebec dating back 10 years on some drug-related charges.