A series of shootings have taken place in and around Canada’s parliament, leaving one soldier wounded

Shots fired inside Canada parliament
A series of shootings have taken place in and around Canada’s parliament, leaving one soldier wounded.
It is unclear how many gunmen there are but one shooter is believed dead.
An assailant fired at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament nearby, continuing the attack. More shots were fired at a shopping centre.
The incident came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level following a fatal hit-and-run attack on two soldiers on Monday.
The latest incident began when soldiers guarding the memorial came under fire on Wednesday morning.
“Shots fired at War Memorial at 9:52am today; one person injured,” Ottawa Police tweeted.
Canadian broadcaster CBC and several MPs report that one gunman has been killed but that is unconfirmed.
Emergency staff tended to the injured at the memorialEmergency staff tended to the injured at the memorial
Armed RCMP officers head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hilll
Armed police head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hill
Police have told those in the vicinity to stay away from windows and roofs as they search for additional suspects.
One gunman – said to be carrying a rifle – fired on soldiers guarding Canada’s main war memorial and then ran into the parliament.
“The indications are there is more than one gunman. There may be several,” Canadian MP Marc Garneau told the BBC, adding he and fellow politicians were evacuated from the area.
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