Multiple News Reports Identify Suspected Ottawa Shooter

Emergency personnel tend to a soldier who was shot at the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. The soldier was standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an u... Emergency personnel tend to a soldier who was shot at the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. The soldier was standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) MORE LESS
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Multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday that a suspect involved in multiple shootings at and near the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa was named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

CBS News was the first to report the name on Wednesday afternoon, citing law enforcement sources and saying he was a Canadian man born in 1982. The news organization later updated its report and said his name was Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau.

“One source says he sometime dropped the name Michael and went by Abdul Zehaf Bibeau,” CBS reported. “At other times he apparently dropped the Abdul.”

According to CBS, he sometimes went by Michael and at other times dropped his first name and went by Abdul Zehaf Bibeau.

Fox News also reported on-air that the suspect was Zehaf-Bibeau, and Reuters also used the name in a tweet, citing a “source familiar with the matter.”

Sources told the Globe and Mail that Zehaf-Bibeau was on Canada’s “high-risk traveller” list and his passport had been seized. The Globe and Mail noted that Martin Rouleau-Couture, the man who ran over two Canadian soldiers with his car on Monday had also had his passport seized.

According to Reuters and CNN, Zehaf-Bibeau was a convert to Islam.

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  1. Martin " Ahmad the Converted" Rouleau was the guy who drove his car into the soldiers in Quebec, and now there’s a Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who’s shooting up Ottawa. Both sound like Quebecois converts to fundamentalist Islam. I would not be surprised if they knew each other.

  2. I assume he sometimes dropped the S’s and just went by A-Hole. Eff that dude.

    The video of those civilians giving CPR to the soldier at the National War Memorial makes me love Canadians that much more.

  3. That picture moved me too. It is breaks my heart that one vile person’s vile actions can bury the kindness of so many.

  4. CNN has a continuous crawl across the bottom of their newscast highlighting the gunman was a “recent convert to Islam”. I wonder, would that crawl blare the gunman was a “recent convert to Judaism”. were that the case?

  5. this story troubles me because the media and politicians are acting like a person doesn’t get shot every minute in America. oh, he also shot up parliament, well shut the doors and have the middle class and poor send us more sacraments. here is my plea to all you crazy religious and social nuts, please leave the middle class and poor alone and go after the politician and their corrupt aides. matter of fact, any mass killings should happen in DuPont circle Washington dc or any other exclusive venue for the politician and their corrupt aides. so please mr crazy person have mercy on us regular folk and go after the people that are creating the problem - the politician

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