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Canadian TV networks CTV and CBC reported that the soldier shot in Ottawa has died.
Authorities said that one gunman was shot by security forces and at least one was on the loose. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was safely escorted from the scene, his spokesman said.
Police told the Canadian television network CTV that shots were also fired at Rideau Centre, a shopping mall in the area, but a spokesman for the company that owns the mall said everyone was safe and there was no shooting.
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