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Shots fired near Canadian Parliament kill one, wound three

One person is dead and three are wounded after a gunman opened fire near the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.

The Ottawa Police Service said in a statement that the assailant is still at large and that it is seeking public assistance identifying and locating the gunman.

While authorities said the attack was targeted, police added it is no longer considered an active shooter situation and that its major crimes unit confirmed that there are no national security implications.

The three people who were wounded are being treated in area hospitals for "serious injuries."

The shooting took place on Gilmour Street at about 7:30 a.m. local time. Police arrived on the scene after hearing reports of gunshots and found "several people injured." 

The deadly shooting occurred less than a mile from the Canadian Parliament, where a gunman fatally shot a soldier at the National War Memorial and invaded the main Parliament building in October 2014 before being shot and killed by police.

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