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08 Jan 2020 | 07:37 AM UTC

Canada: Several reportedly injured in ongoing shooting in Ottawa January 8

Several people injured in ongoing shooting in Ottawa on January 8; avoid the area

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Event

According to Ottawa police, an ongoing shooting as of 07:30 (local time) has left an undisclosed number of people injured on Wednesday, January 8. The incident is taking place around 400 Gilmore Street, about one kilometer (0.6 mi) from Parliament Hill. Details are emerging. Authorities have asked the public to avoid the area due to a coordinated response operation.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Ottawa are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and follow all directives issued by local authorities.