Two Dead After Shootings in Canada
October 22, 2014
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Police aren't speculating on a motive for today's shooting attack in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. And the identity of the gunman who was shot and killed hasn't been released.
A Canadian soldier who had been standing guard at a war memorial was shot to death by a man who witnesses say then entered the nearby Parliament building, where gunfire then rang out.
Police say they are hunting for as many as two other shooters.
Police are giving no details on how the gunman died. But on Twitter, a member of Parliament credited the legislature's sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, with shooting the attacker just outside the lawmakers' caucus rooms.
The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa was locked down as a precaution. And security was tightened at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington.
Canada had already been on alert after a deadly hit-and-run attack earlier in the week against two Canadian soldiers by a man who police say was a recent convert to Islam and had been radicalized.
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