Ottawa shootings: Key moments and reaction in video

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On Wednesday a gunman rampaged through the Canadian Parliament building firing a torrent of bullets. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had shot and killed a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial before entering the building. Below is a selection of video clips that tell the story of the panic, shock and resilience that ensued.

Shots fired inside Canada parliament

Footage emerged that showed bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building, in Ottawa. Some viewers may find this footage distressing.

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Media captionVideo from the Toronto Globe and Mail shows a hail of bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building

Authorities release video of attack

The day after the attack the police released CCTV footage of the gunman storming into the Canadian parliament. Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner Bob Paulson explained what the footage showed.

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Media captionRCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson explains what the CCTV shows

Footage 'shows Canada gun suspect'

Amateur footage, submitted to Canada's Broadcasting Corporation, appears to show the alleged shooter leaving the war memorial site after Cpl Nathan Cirillo was shot.

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Media captionThe alleged shooter is seen getting into a car after the guard was shot

Canadian PM: 'Canada will never be intimidated'

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that "Canada will never be intimidated" by terrorist attacks.

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Media captionPrime Minister Stephen Harper spoke about the "despicable attacks"

Eyewitness saw gunman at war memorial

Eyewitness Reevo Namic said that he saw a gunman at the war memorial in Ottawa before the parliament building was breached.

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Media captionEyewitness Reevo Namic: "There was a guy with a rifle"

Evacuated MP on what he heard at the scene

John McKay, an MP who was evacuated from the parliament building, told reporters he had heard the "pop, pop, pop" of gunfire.

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Media captionJohn McKay MP: ''I hear this pop, pop, pop''

Ottawa police 'caught by surprise' by shootings

Police in Ottawa have said they were caught by surprise by the shooting incidents at the National War Memorial and inside parliament.

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Media captionAt a news conference, the police said the attack had "caught them by surprise"

President Obama condemns shooting

Speaking to reporters, President Obama pledge that Canada could rely on the US for support. He said the two countries "had to be entirely in sync".

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Media captionPresident Obama: "We're standing side by side with Canada"

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