Witnesses told officials they saw a long-haired man carrying a rifle. Four shots were fired, then the man ran towards Parliament Hill. According to witnesses, shots were also fired around Parliament Hill.
Several MPs tweeted that they were safe. The shooter is still at large and an active search is underway. The soldier who was shot at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was given CPR and transported to a hospital via ambulance. The building on Parliament Hill are on lockdown.
By Cynthia Collins