Soldier shot in Ottawa Parliament Hill in lockdown

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA – A man believed to be a soldier has been shot in Ottawa Wednesday at the War Memorial and the shooter is believed to have ran to Parliament Hill where reports of gun shots were heard inside centre block.The War Memorial, a few hundred metres from Parliament, is guarded by two soliders daily. It’s believed to be one of those soldiers who was shot.Construction worker Scott Walsh, 21, was in a ‎manhole in front of Parliament Hill when he heard the shots. When he came out he saw a man with a double-barreled shotgun run past and hijack what is believed to be a security vehicle on Parliament Hill and head towards Centre Block.Walsh said he hit the ground and described the man as sort of dark skinned with long black hair with a scarf around his face.After the shooting, the gunman reportedly ran towards Parliament.Inside centre block, MPs and parliament hill staff are describing a chaotic scene. Newfoundland MP Gerry Byrne says he heard nearly a dozen shots fired inside centre block which houses MPs offices, the Senate and the House of Commons.Police and soldiers have parliament hill surrounded as the search continues. It believed police are now focussing on the east block.More to come.last_img

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