Witnesses describe chaos in Canada shootings: 'Rounds of handgun fire'目擊者形容混亂加拿大槍擊案:'的手槍發子彈'

By Michael Martinez, CNN
October 22, 2014 -- Updated 2228 GMT (0628 HKT)
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Witness: Soldier was targeted

 
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: "Suddenly I saw a small guy with long black hair," witness says of gunman
  • "Nothing will ever be the same again," political columnist says
  • One witness saw "catastrophic" wounds on soldier who later died
  • Peter Henderson saw that soldier in white gloves and uniform at war memorial
 

(CNN) -- Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand.

"I was locking my bike up, and I heard four shots," said Henderson, a journalist who reports on the telecom market.

He looked toward the memorial's soaring granite arch and saw a fallen soldier, in ceremonial uniform with white gloves. The soldier had been standing guard at the monument with a second soldier.

"I saw one of the soldiers laying on the ground," Henderson said.

The soldier appeared to be shot in the back, with "catastrophic" wounds, Henderson said. That soldier later died, according to a statement from the Ottawa Police Service and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Other witnesses, including members of Parliament, flooded social media with accounts of the attack, including photos and videos. Collectively they painted a portrait of chaos breaking out on an otherwise routine day near the corridors of power in the Canadian capital.

Police reported at least two shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa: at the National War Memorial Museum and on Parliament Hill.

One suspect was killed, the police statement said, and the joint police operation continued throughout the afternoon in a search for possibly other suspects.

In the immediate aftermath of the war-memorial shooting, the second soldier on guard duty "ran for cover," Henderson said. The guards are thought to hold rifles that are not loaded, he added.

The shots sounded like they came from a high-powered rifle, Henderson said.

Later, bystanders rushed to the fallen soldier and began to perform CPR, he explained.

"To the best of my knowledge, (he) looked like ... a young man," Henderson said. "It appeared as though he had been hit in the back several times."

At Parliament, shots rang out at around 10 a.m. ET as Parliament members, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, prepared for caucus. Some members tweeted that they heard many shots.

MP Tony Clement tweeted that he heard "at least 30 shots" and apparently was able to take cover with colleagues.

He tweeted that Harper was secure.

Canadian Deputy House Leader Kevin Lamoureux was attending a caucus meeting when security told everyone to clear the building.

"I honestly thought it was a fire alarm situation," Lamoureux told CNN.

As soon as he was leaving the caucus room, he heard the gunfire, he said.

"I heard rapid fire -- gunshots going very loud -- and I figure maybe 20-plus shots within 10 seconds," Lamoureux said.

He was inside Parliament, on the ground floor, when shots rang out. He was one level below the gunshots and was among those who were evacuated to another building nearby.

There was panic as people rushed out a door, he said. Lamoureux said he heard no screaming or other sounds before the shots rang out.

Lamoureux also saw the prime minister's motorcade leave the building.

Parliament member Kyle Seeback tweeted: "Horrific day on parliament hill. Shots fired inside centre block during our caucus meeting. I'm safe locked in a office awaiting security."

Another member Tony Clement tweeted, "I'm with colleagues Mark Strahl and Kyle Seeback. PM was in Caucus but now secure. Assuming it's not safe to venture out yet ..."

Clement tweeted that there were "at least 30 shots."

Ottawa journalist Josh Wingrove told CNN that he saw someone injured -- he described it as a motionless "body" -- in the main building, near the entrance to the Parliament library, following the gunfire.

Wingrove was inside Parliament and heard dozens of shots.

Wednesday morning's gunfire in the main Parliament building started in the foyer, and a second round of shooting happened about a minute later in a hallway or near the entrance to the Parliament's library, Wingrove said. Several officers had weapons drawn, and most of the dozens of shots that he heard appear to have been fired by officers at the gunman, Wingrove said.

Wingrove was among those forced to remain in the building during a police lockdown, as officers checked each room, he said on his Twitter account.

After the gunfight, "the smell of gunpowder is heavy in the hallways," he tweeted.

Matt Millar, the Ottawa bureau chief of the Vancouver Observer, was in the hallway above the gunfire in Parliament.

He heard what he described as a very loud noise "followed by several shouts and, by my count, about three dozen rounds of handgun fire."

He and colleagues escaped their office by breaking a window on the third story, and construction workers assembled scaffolding to help them, Millar said.

But he and others had to undergo hours of lockdown Wednesday in a secure building "just a stone's throw from (Parliament Hill)l," Millar told CNN.

Member of Parliament John McKay recalled hearing "pop, pop, pop" as he was entering his caucus room.

"I was walking to my caucus room and literally taking off my coat when I heard this pop, pop, pop -- didn't really think much of it -- thought it was frankly construction" on Parliament Hill, he told CNN. "Then the security people came racing down the hall and ushered us out of the building ASAP."

When they arrived outside in the back of the Parliament buildings, "a construction guy says maybe if there's people inside shooting, maybe we should be standing behind one of the monuments instead of standing out here like sitting ducks," McKay said.

McKay and the group then found a monument as a shield against a potential gunman, he said.

As the group talked about how the gunman apparently ventured near caucus rooms, "at that point things really started to sink in and you realize it's a significant incident," McKay said.

John Ivison, a political columnist for the National Post, was five minutes from Parliament Hill when reports came about the gunfire at the war memorial. He and a colleague arrived at the monument "to find a scene that is going to change this country forever," Ivison wrote.

Ivison's first-person account included a photograph he took of the mortally wounded soldier being attended by four people providing medical care.

"The young soldier was wearing a kilt -— he is a reservist from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in Hamilton — and appeared to have a bloody chest wound. The thought struck me that there should be a very special place in Hell reserved for a terrorist who shoots a soldier guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that honours this country's fallen," Ivison wrote.

He posted a note on his Twitter page: "Canada has just lost its innocence."

"Maybe it was naïve, we probably lost our innocence a long time ago. But there was a very real sense that nothing will ever be the same again," Ivison wrote in the National Post.

Dutch tourist Jan Lugtenborg saw the gunman running from the war memorial to Parliament, he told CNN partner and Canadian broadcaster CBC.

"We were waiting there for a city tour and suddenly I heard four shots," Lugtenborg said. "Suddenly I saw a small guy with long black hair ... with a long rifle, and he ran away after the shots, across streets in the direction of Parliament Hill."

Scott Walsh, who was working on Parliament Hill, told CBC that he saw a man running with a double-barrelled shotgun, wearing a scarf and blue jeans, who hopped over the stone fence surrounding Parliament Hill. The gunman forced someone out of a car and then drove to the front doors of Parliament and fired at least two shots, Walsh told CBC.

目擊者形容混亂加拿大槍擊案:'的手槍發子彈'
由邁克爾·馬丁內斯,美國有線電視新聞網
2014年10月22日 - 更新2228 GMT(0628 HKT)
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證人:士兵是針對
新聞提要
新: “突然,我看到一個小傢伙,長長的黑髮,”目擊者說,槍手
“任何事都不能相同,”政治專欄作家說:
一名目擊者看見士兵誰死了以後“災難性”的傷口
彼得·亨德森看到士兵在白手套,統一戰爭紀念館
(CNN) -彼得·亨德森聽到槍聲響起,週三尾盤上午從國家戰爭紀念館位於渥太華市中心的加拿大工人被軋進辦公室有點晚了,咖啡在手。
“我鎖了我的自行車了,我聽到了四槍,”亨德森,記者在電信市場上誰報告說。
他看著朝紀念的飆升花崗岩牌坊,看到一個倒下的士兵,在禮儀制服,戴著白手套。這名士兵已被站崗的紀念碑與第二個士兵。
“我看到了躺在地上的士兵之一,”亨德森說。

這個士兵似乎是拍在後面,用“災難性”的傷口,亨德森說。那士兵後死亡,據來自渥太華警察和加拿大皇家聲明騎警。
其他證人,其中包括國會議員,充斥社會化媒體的攻擊,其中包括照片和視頻的賬戶。總的來說他們畫亂的肖像爆發附近權力在加拿大首都走廊一個原本平淡的一天。

警方報告了至少兩起槍擊事件發生在渥太華市中心:在國家戰爭紀念館和國會山。
一名嫌犯被打死,警方發表聲明稱,並聯合警察行動持續了整個下午在尋求其他可能的嫌疑人。
在戰爭紀念館拍攝的直接後果,執勤二兵“跑了封面,”亨德森說。衛兵們被認為持有未裝入步槍,他補充說。

槍聲響起,他們就像從一個高功率步槍來了,亨德森說。
後來,旁觀者趕到倒下的士兵,開始進行心肺復甦,他解釋說。
“盡我所知,(他)看起來像......一個年輕的男子,”亨德森說。“看來好像他已經打了數次。”
在議會中,槍聲大作,在上午10點左右作為東部議會成員,包括總理斯蒂芬·哈珀,對於黨團準備。一些成員在推特上說,他們聽到了許多鏡頭。
MP托尼·克萊門特在推特上說,他聽到了“至少30張”,顯然是能夠採取蓋與同事。
他推說,哈珀是安全的。

加拿大眾議院副領袖凱文Lamoureux出席黨團會議時,保安告訴大家,清除建築。
“老實說,我認為這是一個火災報警情況,”Lamoureux告訴CNN。
當他離開黨團房間,他聽到了槍聲,他說。
“我聽說速射 - 槍聲持續很響亮 - 和我的身影,也許在10秒內20多槍,”Lamoureux說。
他在議會內,在一樓,當槍聲大作。他下面的槍聲一平,並在那些誰被疏散到另一座大樓附近。
有恐慌,因為人們衝出門,他說。Lamoureux說,他沒有聽到尖叫聲或其他聲音之前,槍聲大作。
Lamoureux也看到了總理的車隊離開大樓。

國會議員凱爾Seeback啾啾:“恐怖的一天,在國會山射擊中心區塊內燒製過程中我們的黨團會議上,我很安全鎖在辦公室等待的安全。”
另一位成員托尼·克萊門特在推特,“我與同事馬克·斯特勞和凱爾Seeback。下午在黨團,但現在安全,假設它不是安全的走出去還......”
克萊門特在推特上有“至少有30張。”
渥太華記者約什 - 溫格羅夫告訴CNN說,他看到有人受傷 - 他形容這是一動不動的“身體” - 位於主樓,靠近入口處的國會圖書館,下面的槍聲。
溫格羅夫在裡面議會,並聽取了幾十個鏡頭。
在國會主樓週三早上的炮火開始在門廳,第二輪射擊發生後約在走廊或入口附近的國會圖書館一分鐘,溫格羅夫說。一些官員已經得出的武器,大部分的幾十個,他聽到槍聲似乎已經在槍手解僱人員,溫格羅夫說。
溫格羅夫是在那些被迫在警方鎖定留在大樓,因為人員檢查每個房間,他在他的Twitter帳戶表示。

槍戰結束後,“火藥味很重的走廊,”他啾啾。
馬特·米勒,溫哥華觀察員渥太華分社社長,是在議會中的槍聲上面的走廊。
他聽到什麼,他描述為一個非常響亮的噪音“,其次是一些長嘯,據我統計,約三十幾輪手槍射擊。”
他和同事們被他們的辦公室通過在第三個故事打破一扇窗戶,建築工人組裝腳手架,幫助他們,米勒說。
但他和其他人不得不接受鎖定星期三小時的安全建築“僅一箭之遙,從(國會山)L,”米勒告訴CNN。
國會議員約翰·麥凱記得聽到“啪,啪,啪”,因為他在進入他的黨團房間。
“我走我的黨團會議室,硬是脫下我的衣服,當我聽到這個流行音樂,流行音樂,流行音樂 - 並沒有真正想太多了 - 以為是坦然建設”在國會山,他告訴CNN。“這時保安人來到賽車走下大廳,迎來了我們走出大樓盡快。”
當他們在國會大廈的後面趕到外面,“建築小伙子說也許,如果有內拍攝的人,也許我們應該站在後面的古蹟,而不是站在這兒就像坐在鴨之一,”麥凱說。
麥凱和組,然後發現了一個紀念碑作為對潛在的槍手盾,他說。

作為組談到了如何槍手顯然是冒險靠近黨團間,“在這一點的事情真的開始下沉,你知道這是一個顯著事件,”麥凱說。
約翰Ivison,為全國郵政政治專欄作家,是從國會山五分鐘,接到報告說關於槍聲的戰爭紀念館。他和同事趕到碑“找到一個場景將會永遠地改變這個國家,“Ivison寫道。
Ivison的第一人稱帳戶被列入參加四個人提供醫療服務的照片,他把受了致命傷的士兵。
“年輕的士兵身穿蘇格蘭短裙 - 他是來自加拿大的漢密爾頓的阿蓋爾和薩瑟蘭高地預備役 - 而且似乎有血性的胸部傷口的想法打動了我,應該有在地獄一個非常特別的地方預留恐怖分子誰拍攝一個士兵守衛無名戰士,榮譽這個國家的墮落之墓“,Ivison寫道。
他貼一張紙條在他的Twitter頁面:“加拿大剛剛失去了它的清白。”
“也許是天真的,我們大概在很久以前失去了清白,但有一個非常現實的意義上,任何事都不能相同,”Ivison寫道,在國家郵報。
荷蘭旅遊者揚Lugtenborg看到從戰爭紀念館議會運行的槍手,他告訴美國有線電視新聞網的合作夥伴,加拿大廣播公司CBC。
“我們的城市之旅等在那裡,突然間,我聽到了四槍,”Lugtenborg說。“突然,我看到一個小傢伙,長長的黑髮......用長的步槍,他在國會山的方向跑了槍聲後,整個街道。”
斯科特·沃爾什,誰是工作的國會山,加拿大廣播公司說,他看到一名男子跑了雙管獵槍,戴著圍巾和藍色牛仔褲,跳上誰在石欄圍繞國會山。槍手強迫別人出一輛車,然後驅車前往國會的大門,並發射了至少兩槍,沃爾什告訴加拿大廣播。

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