Cops: Ottawa Shooter Recorded Video Before Parliament Attack

Law enforcement says attack likely ideologically and politically motivated.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) did not further describe the video except to say that the police force “is conducting a detailed analysis… for evidence and intelligence.” The RCMP said it cannot release the video at this time.

Last week, 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, opened fire at Canada’s National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament, killing a uniformed soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Zehaf-Bibeau then hijacked a car, drove the short distance to Parliament where he ran inside and opened fire again. He was gunned down by 58-year-old Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers before anyone else could be killed.

The RCMP’s recent post also said authorities are still trying to find out where Zehaf-Bibeau got the gun he used in the attack, previously identified as the small caliber Winchester .30/30. Police have determined a knife carried by Zehaf-Bibeau had come from his aunt’s house, where he had lived for three years.

The RCMP said Zehaf-Bibeau had “access to a considerable amount of funds,” much squirreled away from his work in Alberta oil fields.

“The nationally scoped investigation remains exceptionally active and fluid,” the RCMP said.