Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman

An Ottawa police officer runs with his weapon drawn outside Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier 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, Sean Kilpatrick)

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Photos: Shooting on Canada’s Parliament Hill

Authorities and witnesses say a man with a scarf over his face shot and killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial on Wednesday, then headed into Parliament, where he was fatally shot by the sergeant-at-arms.

Two other people were wounded and in stable conditions, hospital officials said.

Wednesday’s shooting came two days after a deadly hit-and-run against two Canadian soldiers by a man who police say was fired up with radical Muslim fervor. One of the soldiers was killed.

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