Canadian Parliament Will Reconvene After Ottawa Shooting


Members of Canada’s Parliament were expected to return to work Thursday just one day after a gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier just outside Parliament before later being killed himself.

The soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was shot early Wednesday while on guard at Ottawa’s War Memorial, which stands just steps from Parliament Hill. A gunman then stormed Parliament itself, with shotgun blasts fired just outside the chamber where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking to legislators before being hustled out of the building. A Globe and Mail reporter captured the following violent, but not graphic, footage from inside Parliament:

The deceased gunman was the only person responsible for the incident, Canadian police said early Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Wednesday’s incident came just two days after after a man ran over two soldiers in Quebec, killing one before the assailant was gunned down by police. The timing…

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