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Shooting incidents in Ottawa today: ongoing investigation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:45pm
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to reports of shooting incidents this morning in the downtown area. Police can now confirm that incidents occurred at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill.
Contrary to earlier reports no incident occurred near the Rideau Centre.
One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.
Next of kin notification is underway and as such, the victim’s identification will not be released.
One male suspect has also been confirmed deceased. There is no further update on injuries at this time.
This is an ongoing joint police operation and there is no one in custody at this time.
Ottawa residents are asked to stay away from the downtown area while the investigation continues. If you work in one of the downtown buildings, follow the instructions from the building management you are in.
A number of RCMP and Federal government buildings are also closed to the public; as is Ottawa City Hall and all Ottawa Police stations.
The Ottawa Police Service wants to speak to witnesses of today’s shooting incidents. Witnesses are to call Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222, ext 5493.
Those with tips regarding the shooting incidents, or those looking to report suspicious activity, can call 613-236-1222 or call 9-1-1.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.
A Canadian soldier is dead after an attack which has shaken Ottawa. The soldier was gunned down in front of the National War Memorial, before the shooter calmly walked up the street, and into the Parliament buildings. There, he was shot dead by security officers, as MP’s and government workers took cover in meeting rooms. Here is some dramatic video from the Globe and Mail of the actual moments when the gunman was shot.
Police first reported there was also third shooting near a shopping centre in the same area but later said there were just two shooting scenes – the war memorial and center block.
We have more information on the soldier who was killed. Corporal Nathan Cirillo was a reservist, from the Argyle and Sutherland highlanders regiment based in Hamilton.
He was on duty, as part of a ceremonial guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier.
We can also tell you that two other people were wounded and both are going to be okay.
A few minutes after the shooting we reached Samantha Flynn, assistant to Barrie MP Patrick Brown. She was locked down in an officer across from Parliament hill. Her boss was locked inside center block.
With one member of the armed forces being run down by a car earlier this week, and another being shot today the defence department has imposed extra security across the country.
Many Armed Forces Bases are closed to the public.
Barrie is of course, is close to CFB Borden.
City police chief Kimberley Greenwood says her officers will be highly visible but there has been no identified threat. She’s also asking citizens of Barrie to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
Midland residents can find out more about when/where to vote, by visiting the town’s website
Gord McKay – gord4mayor.blogspot.ca
Listen to Gord’s full interview here
Listen to Jim’s full interview here
Stephan Kramp – www.facebook.com/stephankramp4u
Listen to Stephan’s full interview here
Listen to Johnathan’s full interview here
Listen to Sid’s full interview here
Midland Police are endorsing a new tool to help minimize the impact of theft.
Inspector Ron Wheeldon says it allows officers to identify the owner if that item is stolen.
It retails for about $40 at Home Hardware.
The Township of Springwater has approximately 18,000 residents. It shares a border with the city of Barrie, and is composed of rural and urban areas with several communities including Minesing, Midhurst, Hillsdale and Elmvale. It is also home to an internationally known wetland area, the Minesing wetlands. Springwater has a seven member council which is comprised of the mayor, deputy mayor and five ward councillors. One issue dominates this year’s election. A controversial plan which will see thousands of new houses built on land around Midhurst.
Hear a short interview with Linda Collins:
Former mayor Tony Guergis is challenging Collins, hoping to regain the job he lost in the last election.
Hear a short interview with Tony Guergis.
The third candidate is Bill French.
Hear a short interview with Bill French:
Due diligence has paid off for Barrie Police. They began an investigation last month after four large plate glass windows had been smashed at Barrie City Hall. Police received information on a possible suspect, who they were able to identify, and finally caught up with last night (Oct. 18). A uniformed officer assisted by Criminal Investigations nvestigators then located and arrested the suspect for mischief and damaging property over $5000.00. He was released with a future court date and was placed on conditions to stay away from City Hall.
OPP are asking business owners to be on the watch for countefeit American money. This after several occurences in the Penetanguishene, Waubaushene area were brought to the authorities’ attention. The currency in question are $50.00 American bills that when carefully examined are indeed fake. In each case, two non-white males are suspected to be the culprits. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
This is the fourth installment of a 12 part series, reviewing the mayoral races in 12 local municipalities, excluding Tay Township and Oro-Medonte where a mayor has already been acclaimed.
Tiny Township residents can find out more about when/where to vote, by visiting the town’s website
George Cornell – https://www.facebook.com/Cornell4MayorTiny?fref=ts
Listen to George’s full interview here
Listen to Anthony’s full interview here
Listen to George’s full interview here
Peter Davenport – www.tinyperfactmayor.ca
South Simcoe Police and Crime Stoppers Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka are asking the public to help locate a wanted man PAYNE T STEWART born 1991/08/13.
STEWART is wanted for Uttering Threats, Criminal Harassment, Defamation Libel, Fail to Comply with Probation X5
STEWART is a Marine Mechanic with ties to Barrie, Simcoe County and Keswick areas.
STEWART was charged with various driving and weapons offences stemming from a road rage incident in 2011. The accused tracked down a male witness from the incident. STEWART allegedly used social media and communication devices to Defame, Threaten and Criminally Harass the victim. There are also numerous allegations of breaching his probation orders.
This male has a history of violent behavior, and has been known to flee from Police.
Anyone with information about the known whereabouts of Payne T Stewart is asked to call the South Simcoe Police Service – 905-775-3311
If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-8477. You can submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or any other crime.
Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.
South Simcoe Police and Nantyr Shores High School are
requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing youth.
Anthony Addorisio, 15 years, has not been seen since noon Thursday. He did not show up for his third period class. He is developmentally delayed. He has
brown hair, blue eyes, wears glasses and has a large build. He is carrying
a greyish blue backpack. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for
Anthony, and to call 9-1-1 immediately.