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Shooting in Ottawa

Postby jww » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:07 am

When something like this happens in your own backyard, it brings things so imminently close to home that it can really scare you.

I are streaming CBC live at the moment, and have been texting our children and spouses throughout the morning. Two of them live here in Ottawa, one of whom just moved work locations from the downtown core -- for which we are suddenly grateful.

The lockdown area and perimeter have been widened. Ottawa isn't a large downtown area -- very concentrated, lots of government workers ..... and everyone on edge as police and military take more control over Parliament Hill and surrounding area.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/parliam ... -1.2808710
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby brothers » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:42 am

I hope they get him quickly. Very troubling.
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby Squire » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:27 am

I hope they shoot him quickly, these are not random acts.
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby JayTrek » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:42 am

Praying for a quick solution to this situation.
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby jww » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:30 pm

It's been a very surreal day for us. My middle son, who is a Canadian Government employee was under lockdown orders all day -- which was the case not only for anyone working in the downtown core, but for all federal gov't workers in Ottawa today. This has been a worrisome event to say the least. Had CBC streaming with Peter Mansbridge virtually all day while I was working. Even IBM locked our doors at our sites throughout the city today.

Glad it's over for now -- but with the initial shock of the event slowly waning, the real media circus will now begin. We just need some answers to many, many questions.
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby Mr. Pinchy » Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:32 am

Which questions would you like answered Wendell?
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby jww » Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:35 am

More detail as to the how's and the why's. How did he get to the front of the cenotaph with a long rifle, and how on earth did he get past RCMP officers, themselves armed, at the entrance to Centre Block on Parliament Hill, for starters.
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby JayTrek » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:28 am

Those are legit questions, Wendell. I have no idea, but have there ever been incidents in the downtown area that would raise consciousness of the potential for such violence?
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby jww » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:20 pm

First time for anything remotely close to this. The worst has been a not too few angry public servants protecting wage freezes, etc. or groups angry at the government and that would be it.
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby brothers » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:39 pm

I really hope this was a one-time act. This is deplorable. I saw a brief news clip about the soldier's young son. My heart breaks for the boy.
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Re: Shooting in Ottawa

Postby Squire » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:21 pm

Let's hope it's not a harbinger Wendell but with these people we may expect the worst.
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