“Although Canadian police have not released the name of the Ottawa shooter, on Wednesday afternoon US sources leaked that the suspect’s name is Michael Zehaf Bibeau, a 32-year-old Canadian who was a recent convert to Islam,” Tristin Hopper and Meghan Hurley report.
BBC News lists some key points of event from yesterday’s shooting:
- There have been two shooting incidents in Ottawa—at the National War Memorial and inside parliament
- A soldier guarding the war memorial was shot and later died of his injuries
- A gunman has been killed in the parliament building, it is not clear if other gunmen are at large
- Several buildings are on lockdown and residents have been told to stay away from windows and roofs
- PM Stephen Harper says “Canada will never be intimidated” and will “redouble our efforts” in fighting terrorist groups