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OTTAWA, Ontario (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — A soldier standing guard at Canada’s National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman, who was later killed in a shootout inside the Parliament building, police say.
Witnesses said the gunman was carrying a rifle, and described dozens of shots ringing out in the Parliament building.
The Parliament itself remains on lockdown. Royal Canadian Mounted Police warned people in downtown Ottawa to stay away from windows and rooftops.
The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is on lockdown.