Ottawa rocked by violence

  • Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is applauded in the House of Commons in Ottawa October 23, 2014. Vickers was credited with shooting the suspect during a shooting incident October 22, in which a gunman killed a soldier and ran through Parliament shooting before being shot dead himself.
  • Evidence markers are seen on the ground at the Canadian War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2014. 
  • Police officers bring flowers to the Canadian War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Oct. 23, 2014.
  • Conservative MP’s are transported in an Ottawa transit bus from Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, on Oct. 22, 2014.
  • Soldiers watch as a man places flowers at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory in Hamilton, Ontario, on Oct. 22, 2014, in memory of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo.
  • Armed police officers walk on Queen Street near Parliament Hill on Oct. 22, 2014. 
  • Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on Oct. 22, 2014.
  • A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014.
  • An Ottawa police office draws her weapon outside Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014.
  • An Ottawa police officer runs with his weapon drawn outside Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014.
  • Armed RCMP officers head towards the Langevin Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014. 

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The Canadian capital of Ottawa was rocked by violence Wednesday after a gunman fatally shot a soldier guarding the National War Memorial and opened fire in the Parliament building before he was shot and killed by a sergeant-at-arms. The soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, died hours later at the hospital.

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