In Ottawa, A soldier guarding the war memorial, was shot and killed by a gunman who then proceeded into the parliament buildings where he proceeded to continue shooting. A guard in the parliament buildings shot and killed the gunman. They are still trying to determine if more were involved or not.
While the death toll was only 1, and to some that may make it less tragic than other events....it is worth considering to that soldiers family it is the most tragic thing they will ever experience. The people who were witnesses will never forget what they saw and it may very well be the most tragic thing they've ever experienced. The sense of security that was ripped from thousands of people who won't forget this moment either. The fact that someone came in and killed an innocent man standing guard over a memorial meant to honour our lost and dead soldiers is unthinkable. The belief is that this is a terrorist act.
It makes me sad that acts of such hatred take place any where in the world and daily...but I'd be lying if I said it weren't a bit sobering happening right in my backyard. I just wish there were some way for everyone in the world to find a way to live in peaceful difference. To stop the hurting and the hate and the violence.