Shots fired in Canadian parliament

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Published: Wednesday 22nd October 2014 by The News Editor

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A gunman shot a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before entering the nearby parliament building where further shots were fired.

A third shooting took place at a shopping mall in the city as police warned people in the area to stay away from windows and rooftops.

Video filmed from inside the parliament building shows officers rushing down a large marble hallway with handguns held in front of them, before the sound of gunfire and shouting rings out.

The footage becomes shaky as the cameraman, believed to be a local reporter, rushes for cover behind a pillar.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he was safe and had left the area.

Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were fired during a meeting with Mr Harper and other MPs.

“I feared this day would come, and my prayers are with the fallen soldier,” he added.

Published: Wednesday 22nd October 2014 by The News Editor

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