Several shootings reported in Ottawa; here’s who to follow
Shot from inside caucus room after shooting @ctvottawa #ottawashooting. pic.twitter.com/JjEWpnbUW7
— Graham Richardson (@grahamctv) October 22, 2014
Parliament Hill is locked down right now as Ottawa police respond to several shootings in and around Canada’s legislative heart: one at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, another in Centre Block itself
and a third at the nearby Rideau Centre shopping mall [UPDATE: Police now say that there was no shooting at Rideau Centre]. According to the CBC, one shooter is dead, while at least one other is believed to be at large in the city. A soldier who was guarding the war memorial is reportedly injured, and there are reports of at least one other injury. Currently, the best sources for breaking information online are the Globe and the CBC. Twitter is also flooded with information, the best of which is coming from reporters on the ground: the Globe’s Josh Wingrove and the CBC’s Giacomo Panico are especially worthwhile follows for anyone in search of up-to-the-minute details.