The soldier killed in Wednesday’s shootings near the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa has been identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Globe and Mail reports.
According to CBC News, Cirillo was a 24-year-old reservist serving in Hamilton from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment.
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President Barack Obama said the shootings that took place in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday were “tragic.”
“We’re all shaken by it,” Obama told pool reporters in the Oval Office.
The WorldPost reported on the shootings:
Ottawa police confirmed shots were fired at two locations in close proximity to one another: the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. A Canadian soldier was shot and killed in the attacks. The name of the victim has not yet been released.
At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Canadian officials said one male gunman was killed. U.S. officials told CBS News the slain suspect was a Canadian born in 1982 called Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Canadian officials would not confirm or deny reports of multiple suspects. However, a spokesperson for Ottawa’s police told The Huffington Post they were looking for at least one other suspect.
Obama spoke on the shooting after meeting with Ebola czar Ron Klain. The president said he’d spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper by phone earlier in the day.
“We don’t yet have all of the information about what motivated the shooting. We don’t yet have all of the information about whether this is part of a broader network or plan, or whether this was an individual or series of individuals who decided to take these actions,” Obama said.
This post has been updated with more quotes from Obama.
Video captured inside Canada’s Parliament shows the chaos that ensued during a shooting incident.
CNN’s Rosa Flores reports on sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers who shot the gunman in the Canadian parliament.
2 shooting locations in Canada’s capital
1 shooter reported dead
Official lauded for shooting gunman
U.S. monitors, tracks developments
Over a half-dozen black witnesses who have testified before a grand jury deciding whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown have provided testimony that “largely supports” Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s account of events, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
Sources told The Washington Post that seven or eight black witnesses gave testimony before the grand jury that was “consistent” with Wilson’s account, but that none have spoken out publicly about what they witnessed because they fear for their safety.
Many of the witnesses to Brown’s death who have come forward have told the same basic story about Brown’s final moments, saying that Brown was attempting to surrender and had his hands in the air when the officer fired the fatal shots. But there have been a string of recent leaks of information that backs up Wilson’s account of the confrontation.
The New York Times reported that forensic evidence showed that Brown’s blood was on the gun and that other evidence was consistent with Wilson’s account of the shooting, and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained an autopsy of Brown that also indicates he may have struggled with the officer for control of his weapon while the officer was still in the vehicle.
Many protesters in Ferguson believe that the recent leaks are designed to prepare the public if the grand jury ultimately decides not to indict Wilson.
After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad’s Nusoor Square.
It’s no fun looking like a cop killer.
Ask James Tully, whose morning walk to work — complete with a camouflage cap and a backpack — takes him through Canadensis, Pa., where police are spending $1.3 million per week trying to find alleged cop killer Eric Frein.
Tully claims that officers have stopped and questioned him at least 20 times on his walks along the backroads of Canadensis. He was even stopped while ABC News was recording him.
“Because I’m walking and I’m carrying a book bag, and for some reason people seem to think I’m the one they’re looking for,” he told reporters. “The one they’re hunting for, he’s not going to stand out… He’s going to try and blend in.”
Pennsylvania State Police wouldn’t comment, but said Tully should file a complaint if he feels he’s been wronged.
Authorities are still tense after the shooting on Sept. 12, when Frein allegedly shot and killed a state trooper. At 5 a.m. on Tuesday, police closed down Pocono Mountain School District on reports of a Frein sighting, according to Fox News. That said, false sightings happen on a routine basis.
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Kelsey Smith, who is accused of killing Jeida Torres, 3, was charged with second-degree murder and with attacking the girl’s older brother, who may have intervened to help his sister.
House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers was lauded by members of Parliament Wednesday for his “selfless act” after he reportedly shot an assailant who killed a Canadian Forces member in Ottawa.