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Dust settles in Ottawa after morning's tragic events

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Just before 10 o’clock this morning a young reservist working sentry at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was shot a number of times at close range. His shooter ran to the Parliament Buildings, jumped the fence, hijacked the car of an MP and stormed the Centre Block. Once inside, he opened fire in a hallway outside a room where caucus meetings were being held. He was later shot and killed by the Sergeant of Arms. The shooter has since been identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. U-S agencies have been told the suspect is Canadian born. The CBC says the shooting suspect has a criminal record in Quebec, relating to past drug charges. The soldier at the War Memorial has now been identified. Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a reservist from Hamilton, Ontario, died from his injuries.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the nation tonight. There are no details available at this time as to when the address will happen. Lockdowns are beginning to be lifted in the area of Parliament Hill and in government offices across the city. Police are still asking people to stay away from the downtown core. Security officials are still sweeping the area in their door-to-door search.

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