STATEMENT from Martin Canning regarding downtown Ottawa shooting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 22, 2014—Following a shooting on Parliament Hill and at the Canadian War Memorial, Martin Canning, candidate for city council in Somerset Ward, made the following statement:
“I would like to extend my sincere condolences to those affected by the shooting that occurred in downtown Ottawa this morning. This violent and cowardly act has shaken our community but we will remain strong and vigilant against this ongoing tragedy. Our campaign is shut down indefinitely and I would like to offer our campaign’s office as a resource to those who need it for anything from telephone and wireless internet to food and water. Until this crisis ends, our campaign will keep the public informed and help wherever and whenever is possible. Thank you to the men and women in uniform who have put their lives on the line to keep Ottawa safe today and into the future.”
The Martin Canning campaign office is located at: 628 Somerset Street West
Campaign office phone number: 613-604-9838
If you have any information on the shooting, please contact local authorities:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, National Division: NatDiv_Media_DivNat@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
If you are in a life threatening emergency and need help, please call: 911
For other emergencies, please call: 613-230-6211
Members of the public are asked not to post videos or photos of the on-going incident to ensure safety of first responders and the public.
Citizens are advised to stay off rooftops and away from windows in the downtown core. Please avoid the downtown core.
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