A deadly shooting in Ottawa on Wednesday marked the second attack against soldiers in Canada in three days, leaving experts speculating that terrorists are retaliating against the country for joining the anti-extremist coalition now operating in the Middle East.
Little had been confirmed about Wednesday's attack as of press time except that one soldier had been shot dead, and the suspect in that shooting had been killed. The parliament building was still on lockdown as police, guns drawn, investigated reports of a second shooter in the building.
A video from the Globe & Mail appeared to show police inside a parliament corridor encountering heavy, semi-automatic gunfire. At an afternoon press conference Wednesday, an official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the situation was "dynamic and unfolding."