One Shooter, Soldier Dead After Shots Fired in Canadian Parliament [Updated]

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One suspect is dead and another thought to be on the loose after three shooting incidents near Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa. Canadian forces have confirmed that a soldier has also died after being shot at the Ottawa War Memorial. His name is being withheld until next of kin are notified.

The first suspct was killed in a shootout with the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, and police have downtown Ottawa schools on lockdown as they search door-to-door for the second shooter.

Canada raised its terror alert level on Monday after two soldiers were hit by a car in what was thought to be a terrorist attack. 

Globe and Mail reporter Josh Wingrove live-tweeted what happened inside the building:

The police have released a description of the suspect:

Police assembled quickly, and, as usual, gave some trouble to the reporters:

Wingrove also provided video footage of authorities and a gunman exchanging fire:

Initial reports say more than one shooter may be involved:

We’ll update as more information becomes available.