So horrible. Wednesday brought with it the second fatal attack on soldiers on Canadian soil this week.
Here's everything we know.
A Canadian citizen named Michael Joseph Hall, who had changed his name to Michael Zehaf-Bibeau when he converted to Islam, tried to leave the country but had his passport confiscated.
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In the second attack of its type this week (on Monday another disgruntled man whose passport was taken killed a soldier with his car), Zehaf-Bibeau went to the National War Memorial in Ottawa and shot soldier Nathan Cirillo in the back.
A few minutes later, Zehaf-Bibeau opened fire in the Parliament building, and was shot and killed by officers protecting the building.
Due to the shooter's death, his motives for the attack remain unclear.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper had this to say about the horrific events:
"In the days to come, we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had, but this week's events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere in the world."
Our hearts go out to our Northern neighbors, and to the family of Officer Cirillo.
[Image via AP Images.]
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