Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Quebec Political Rally Shooting: 1 Dead

One person has been killed and another injured after a man opened fire at a speech by the leader of the winning party in provincial elections in Quebec, Canada.

The 50-year-old man entered the Metropolis theatre in Montreal as Pauline Marois, the leader of Parti Quebecois (PQ), which campaigns for the region's independence, was addressing supporters.

RDI television showed pictures of police officers subduing a large man with a rifle who was apparently wearing a bath robe over black clothes.

The suspect also started fire at the back of the building before he was captured, police said.

The province's premier-elect was bundled off the stage shortly after the man fired into the crowd. She later returned to ask the crowd to disperse peacefully.

It is not clear whether Mrs Marois was the target of the shooting.

Police said they had not yet established the suspect's motive, but while he was being dragged to a police car he shouted in French: "The English are waking up!" Read More