Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois being dragged away from podium
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One dead as gunman opens fire at Quebec election rally

One man has been killed and another person seriously wounded in the Canadian province of Quebec, after a gunman opened fire at the election rally where the separatist Parti Quebecois leader was addressing supporters.

The shooting followed preliminary results indicating the party was on course to form a minority government after nine years in opposition.

Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was giving a victory speech in Montreal when shots were heard at the back of the hall.

As the suspect was led away, firefighters were called to put out a fire that had been lit outside the building.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 05 Sep 2012