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BREAKING: Shooting Shuts Down Canadian Parliament, Multiple Shooters Reported

Earlier today in Ottawa an unidentified gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier before entering the Canadian Parliament building and opening fire. Parliament was in session and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was evacuated as law enforcement exchanged gunfire with the assailant who was subsequently killed.

Reports have differed as to how many shooters there were with CNN reporting multiple shooters from a statement from the Ottawa Police Service. Also noted by the Ottawa police were more than one incident rising the concern that the attack on the solider and Canadian Parliament is part of a coordinated campaign.

There are currently believed to be three separate shooting incidents with Ottawa now under lock down.

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BREAKING: Shooting Shuts Down Canadian Parliament, Multiple Shooters Reported

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Earlier today in Ottawa an unidentified gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier before entering the Canadian Parliament building and opening fire. Parliament was in session and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was evacuated as law enforcement exchanged gunfire with the assailant who was subsequently killed.

Reports have differed as to how many shooters there were with CNN reporting multiple shooters from a statement from the Ottawa Police Service. Also noted by the Ottawa police were more than one incident rising the concern that the attack on the solider and Canadian Parliament is part of a coordinated campaign.

There are currently believed to be three separate shooting incidents with Ottawa now under lock down.

Update: Ottawa police confirm 1 soldier is dead and 1 suspect is dead and advise residents to stay away from downtown Ottawa.

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