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Canada IDs Shooter As Muslim Convert With Revoked Passport

Police haven't yet established a motive for the shooting but say Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's passport was revoked on suspicion he wanted to fight overseas.
Posted at 10:04 PM, Oct 22, 2014

Canadian officials have named the suspected gunman in Wednesday's shooting in Ottawa. Police say Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed a soldier guarding a war memorial before being killed himself in a resulting shootout.

Part of that shootout, in the halls of Canada's Parliament building, was captured by The Globe and Mail.

We don't know much about the suspect yet, but Canadian officials told CNN Zehaf-Bibeau was a recent convert to Islam and had had his passport revoked by Canada's government over suspicions that he wanted to fight alongside militants overseas.

On average, Canada sees only 2.2 gun deaths for every 100,000 citizens in a year. Compare that to a much higher rate in the U.S.: 10.3 per 100,000. And they don't see many terror attacks either.

With that in mind, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this late Wednesday.

MSNBC: "This week's events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world. ... We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated."

Canadian officials still haven't ruled out that a second gunman remains unaccounted for. They also haven't pinpointed a motive behind the shooting.

This video includes images from Getty Images.