posted at 03:51
Author: The Associated Press
Canadian Gunman Reportedly Recorded Video Before Rampage
TORONTO - A gunman who shot and killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down had prepared a video recording of himself that police say shows he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said Sunday. There is "Persuasive evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack was driven by ideological and political motives," said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson in a statement. Police are investigating Zehaf-Bibeau's interactions with numerous individuals in the days leading up to the attack and whether they could have contributed or facilitated it. Paulson said a knife carried by Zehaf-Bibeau was taken from his aunt's property in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, and they're looking into how he got the rifle. "The RCMP is confident we will have an authoritative and detailed account of the shooting, including a complete reconstruction of the heroic actions of those involved, in the weeks to come," said Paulson, who also said the Ontario Provincial Police will investigate the shooting inside Parliament. Unlike the attacker in the Quebec case, Zehaf-Bibeau was not being watched by authorities. Paulson said last week Zehaf-Bibeau, whose father was from Libya, may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting his passport. Paulson said his mother told police that her son had wanted to go Syria.

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