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Five years ago today, Parliament was scene of chaotic shootout

['Canadian reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is shown in an undated photo taken from his Facebook page. Cirillo is the Canadian soldier killed in Ottawa Wednesday while guarding the National War memorial.']
Canadian reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is shown in an undated photo taken from his Facebook page. Cirillo was killed in Ottawa in 2014 while guarding the National War memorial.

While Canadians recover from the excitement of the federal election, five years ago today the mood on Parliament Hill was much different.

The attack began with Michael Zehaf-Bibeau gunning Cirillo down as he stood vigil at the Canadian National War Memorial. Zehaf-Bibeau the made his way to the Centre Block of Parliament before being gunned down in a shootout inside.

The following day, Bruce MacKinnon paid tribute to Cirillo:

On the five year anniversary of the attack, Cirillo was being remembered by groups throughout the country.

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