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NHL monitoring situation in Ottawa

Canada Shooting

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)


The NHL is continuing to monitor the situation in Ottawa, where police are investigating multiple shooting incidents in the downtown area.

We are monitoring the situation in Ottawa and have been in touch with both Clubs. (1/2)

— NHL (@NHL) October 22, 2014

As in all cases regarding potential game postponements, we will follow the lead of the local authorities. (2/2)

— NHL (@NHL) October 22, 2014

The Senators are scheduled to host the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at the Canadian Tire Centre, which is located around 17 miles southwest of the area police have locked down.

One shooter is reportedly dead, another (or others) may still be active.

The following footage was captured inside Parliament Hill:

The NHL postponed a game on Apr. 15, 2013, between the Bruins and Senators after the Boston Marathon bombings, and a game on Apr. 19, 2013, between the Bruins and Penguins as the manhunt for the remaining bombing suspect continued.