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One Killed in Gunfire Near Canadian Parliament, Three Seriously Injured

File photo of Canada's Parliament Hill, Ottawa. (reuters)

File photo of Canada's Parliament Hill, Ottawa. (reuters)

Police in the Canadian capital responded to reports of multiple gun shots at about 7:30 a.m. Police were seeking a suspect, it said. No further details were provided.

Ottawa: One person was shot dead and three were seriously wounded in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, about a kilometer from the Canadian Parliament, police said.

Police in the Canadian capital responded to reports of multiple gun shots at about 7:30 a.m. ET and three people were rushed to the hospital, a statement said.

Police were seeking a suspect, it said. No further details were provided.

Local media cited police Inspector Francois D'Aoust saying it appeared to be a targeted shooting.

In 2014, a gunman attacked parliament and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial. The attacker was shot dead by parliament security personnel, and the shooting was later classified as a terrorist attack.

first published:January 08, 2020, 20:54 IST