Canada Parliament Shooting: Gunman Confirmed as Recent Convert to Islam

Police officers take cover near Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014.

The gunman shot dead during an attack on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday has been identified as 32-year-old petty criminal Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who was reportedly a recent convert to Islam. The shooting, which led to the death of a soldier posted at the National War Memorial, was the second attack on Canadian soldiers in the space of three days.