Local MPs okay – under lockdown – after shooting on Parliament Hill

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The two area MPs are safe after a gunman stormed Parliament Hill this morning.
One soldier was shot at the War Memorial and shots could be heard inside the halls of the Centre Block.

The CBC Reports: “Parliament Hill has come under attack today after a man with a rifle shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block nearby.

MPs and other witnesses reported several shots fired inside Parliament, and a gunman has been confirmed dead inside the building.

Police sources say there is more than one suspect, and shots have been reported at other locations surrounding Parliament Hill as the downtown area remains in police lockdown.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parliament-hill-attack-1-gunman-dead-after-soldier-shot-at-national-war-memorial-1.2808710

Both Lambton Kent Middlesex MP Bev Shipley and Sarnia Lambton MP Pat Davidson are safe – at last word under lockdown.

Shipley posted on Facebook ┬áminutes ago “We’ve been advised by Parliament Hill Security to close our Constituency offices in Wallaceburg and Strathroy. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

 

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