24 year old, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a Canadian Forces reservist was fatally shot by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian citizen born in 1982. Cirillo, a father of a young son was standing guard at the War Memorial outside the Houses of Parliament.
Kevin Vickers, an RCMP 29 year veteran and the Sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons, shot the gunman in the main entrance of the Centre Block.
Parliament Hill and Ottawa’s downtown core remain under lockdown, but police are not saying if other suspects are on the loose.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the nation later tonight.