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Murat Yukselir / The Globe and Mail

The attack on Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.

List of events:

9:52 a.m. (ET)

Gunfire erupts at the National War Memorial. Witnesses said a man had a large rifle, was dressed in black and had a kerchief over his face. He shot the guard point blank, twice, a witness said. The soldier later dies in hospital.

Around 10:00 a.m.:

Shooter leaves and goes to Parliament Hill. Some reports say he hijacked a car to get there, but that has not been confirmed.

Roughly 10:45 a.m.:

Tom Cardoso/The Globe And Mail

Shooting erupts in the centre Hall of the Centre Block, outside the entrance to the Parliamentary Library. As many as 30 shots fired. MPs in caucus meetings could hear the shots. Doors to caucus rooms are barricaded.

Globe and Mail footage captures shooting in Parliament building.

Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers is reported to have been the one who shot and killed the suspect. One parliamentary guard is shot in the leg; some reports say he was wounded when he tried to grab the suspect’s gun.

Around 11:30 a.m:

Officers draw guns and run along Wellington towards the Chateau Laurier and Rideau Centre shopping centre. Rideau Centre is locked down. The Ottawa Police later said that “contrary to earlier reports no incident occurred near the Rideau Centre.”


Statement from Prime Minister’s office saying he is safe, not on Parliament Hill, and being briefed by security officials


Statement from Ottawa Hospital says it has received 3 patients, two of whom are in stable condition

2:00 p.m.:

At police press conference officials say they are trying to secure Parliament Hill and the area around it, and advise Ottawa residents to be vigilant. They will not say if there are other suspects at large

Victim and shooter identified

Police have identified the victim at the war memorial as Nathan Cirillo, a reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Hamilton.

The shooter has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

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