The 2014 Shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa

On October 22, 2014, a gunman armed with a rifle of shotgun opened fire in and around the Canadian Parliament building at approximately 9:52 a.m.  The perpetrator fatally wounded a corporal guarding the tomb of a soldier at the National War Memorial. He then entered the nearby Parliament building and fired multiple shots before he was shot and killed by parliament security personnel. Police authorities responded to a 911 call with heavily armored vehicles surrounding the Parliament building, along with armed RCMP officers. If this were in the U.S, there might have been more firepower to immediately put a stop to the shooting, but Canada's response is similar to what the U.S. might've done.

The gunman was revealed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, a Canadian originally born as Michael Joseph Hall. He was  a habitual offender, having an extensive criminal record. He was born a Roman Catholic, but he later converted to Islam. He wanted to leave Canada. Zehaf-Bibeau has been suspected to have been in relation to a terrorist group in the Middle East. Canada is a strong ally with the United States.