A suspect allegedly carrying hunting rifle opened fire at the National War Memorial and wounded a soldier, before moving on to nearby Parliament Hill and wounding a security guard. Thereafter, Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms have reported to have shot the suspect.
Despite having had shot the suspect, police and soldiers continued a chaotic hunt that led to speculation that there was more than one suspect. According to a press release by Ottawa police Const., Marc Soucy, on Tuesday morning, he said “as to the number of suspects, we don’t know.” It was confirmed that police received a call about shots fired at 9:52 a.m., after which paramedics performed CPR on the soldier at the memorial and he was taken to hospital. One of the witnesses, Alain Merizier, alleged that the suspect was carrying a hunting rifle, had dark hair, and was driving a black car in civilian clothes.