Two men killed in Toronto shooting identified as one Canadian, one Tunisian

Two men who were killed in an early morning shooting in Toronto last weekend have been identified. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, and Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, were killed in a hail of gunfire during a failed…

Two men killed in Toronto shooting identified as one Canadian, one Tunisian

Two men who were killed in an early morning shooting in Toronto last weekend have been identified.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, and Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, were killed in a hail of gunfire during a failed attack on Parliament Hill in Canada. Both were originally from Quebec, sources familiar with the investigations have said.

Zehaf-Bibeau began his rampage in the capital city by walking into the War Memorial, gunning down Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist and reservist reservist, before driving west of downtown. He crashed into the parliament buildings, and was then shot dead by police. Esseghaier was arrested on a technicality.

The deaths take the number of reported deaths in Toronto this year to at least 17, according to a Toronto Star report. Zehaf-Bibeau and Esseghaier were identified Thursday by Toronto police.

Police said Zehaf-Bibeau was clearly well-trained as one of the first to be shot, CBS News reports. His death is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack, CBS says.

The Toronto Star reports that police have not yet determined what sent Zehaf-Bibeau on the killing spree.

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