Shooting Inside Canadian Parliament Building Caught on Video

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified gunman reportedly shot a Canadian soldier on duty at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, this morning.

The gunman then allegedly entered the Parliament building and began firing shots, some of which were captured on video (below) by a reporter from the Globe and Mail.

In the video, armed police officers walked into the Parliament building with weapons drawn when gunshots rang out. Canadian cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that he heard 30 shots inside the building, which was placed on lockdown, noted the Associated Press.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in a meeting in Parliament with some cabinet ministers, but was not injured.

"We could hear the shots and it was not lost on any of us right away what it was," Julian Fantino, Canada's Veterans Affairs minister, told the Toronto Sun. "For the first time in my 40 years of policing and public service did I ever feel vulnerable.

"All the details are not in but the sergeant-at-arms [Kevin Vickers], a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this," added Fantino. "He did a great job and from what I know shot the gunman and he is now deceased.

"[Vickers] was in his office and went out to deal with it," stated Fantino. "He is definitely a hero and there are a bunch of heroes here today."

Police confirmed that the soldier at the National War Memorial was killed and that one shooter was dead, but another shooting later took place at the Rideau Centre in Ottawa, according to

Sources:, Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, Associated Press