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Canadian Forces Soldier Shot At Ottawa's National War Memorial Before Gunmen Open Fire In Parliament​​

A gunman in a headscarf fatally shot a soldier guarding Canada’s war memorial​, according to a report,​ and up to 50 other shots rang out in Parliament and near a shopping mall in downtown Ottawa early Wednesday ​— wounding two others ​— as cops frantically searched the area for other shooters. Dramatic raw video taken by a reporter for The Toronto Globe and Mail showed police searching for one of the suspects in the historic chamber as multiple gunshots rang out — many fired by police — and cops ducked for cover.

“Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre [mall] and Parliament Hill this morning,” Ottawa police said on Twitter about 11:20 a.m. All three sites are within less than a mile from each other, and cops said as many as three shooters may have been involved.

Details were sketchy, but the CBC reported that two othe​r victim​s were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Eyewitnesses said a rifle-toting man with long black hair and a blue and white headscarf emerged at the war memorial just before 10 a.m., fired about four times‎, and a guard went down, ​Bloomberg News reported.

The Ottawa Citizen reported that the soldier later died.

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