Ottawa Shooting Victim ID’d: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo With Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
The soldier who was shot today at the National War Memorial was a reservist from Hamilton and a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo
The soldier was a reservist from Hamilton.
The Globe and Mail reported:
The targets chosen are clearly of some political significance: The tomb of the unknown soldier, the seat of government and the city’s best-known place of commerce. The attacks come just two days after a Canadian soldier was killed in an apparently targeted hit-and-run incident in Quebec. Security officials had just raised the security threat level from low to medium, possibly related to the deployment of Canadian soldiers and planes to the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but not in response to any specific threat…
…The soldier shot at the War Memorial was treated at Ottawa Civic hospital. He has not yet been named, but he is a reservist from Hamilton with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The hospital said two other patients have been admitted and are in stable condition.
— Karen Norton (@expatbetty) March 20, 2014
There’s much more on Cpl. Nathan Cirillo here.