One person was shot Wednesday morning at a war memorial near Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa, police there said, amid media reports that gunfire also was heard in Parliament.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that a soldier who was standing guard at the memorial was shot. Gunfire also was heard inside the halls of Parliament, CNN affiliate CTV News reported.
“We don’t know if it’s someone from the military who was targeted or not,” Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy told CNN, adding that the gunfire was reported at 9:52 a.m. ET.
Parliament member Tony Clement tweeted, “I’m with colleages Mark Strahl and Kyle Seeback. PM was in Caucus but now secure. Assuming it’s not safe to venture out yet…”
Clement tweeted that there were “at least 30 shots.”