1. Canadian shooting.
A gunman has shot and killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s National War Memorial before shooting at least 30 times inside Canada’s parliament building.
CBS NEWS reports that the gunman was later killed during a shootout.
It is not known if there is more than one shooter and the entire Ottawa downtown area is in lockdown while police search for what they suspect may be other potential gunmen.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police have warned people in downtown Ottawa to stay away from windows and rooftops.
Most of downtown Ottawa is in lockdown with police going door to door in their search.
The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, who was addressing his cabinet at the time, is said to be safe and left Parliament Hill for a secure area.
This vision was captured by an amateur cameramn of the shots fired in parliament house.
2. Victorian Shooting
Three family members have died after they were allegedly shot at a rural property in Wedderburn, Victoria, police say.
Officers were called to property, northwest of Bendigo, at 8.30pm (AEDT) on Wednesday following reports of gunshots, The Daily Mail reports.
A man then barricaded himself inside a home and after four hours, surrendered peacefully to police. He was arrested about midnight.
Detective Superintendent Peter De Santo said the alleged gunman, 63, was not related to the three victims, who are understood to be a man and woman in their 70s and their 48-year-old son.
“This is out of the blue and this has escalated out of a minor neighbour dispute,” Det Supt De Santo said.
“One body’s been located in the paddock, one body’s been located in the driveway and one body’s been located at the rear entrance of the house,” he said.
The alleged gunman’s wife was at the scene at the time and assisted investigators, according to The Daily Mail.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Anyone who may have information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
3. Police appeal over critically injured teenager
Police in NSW are appealing for information after a teenage girl was dragged several metres by a car and left critically injured on a street in Casula on Father’s Day.