Standing guard and seconds from death – the last picture of Canadian reservist father who ‘would give anything to anyone’
Seconds later, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau shot Cirillo, whose ceremonial weapon was not loaded. The soldier was rushed to a hospital, but soon succumbed to the wounds, which were inflicted at close range.
- A tourist snapped what is likely the last photo of Cirillo taken before the horrific act of terror
- Corporal Cirillo was was gunned down as he stood guard at Canada’s war memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday morning
- The Hamilton, Ontario native was rushed to the hospital but soon succumbed
- A fitness fanatic and animal lover with a young son, Cirillo served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in Hamilton
- Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was shot dead after opening fire while wearing a scarf at Parliament Hill
The reservist soldier shot dead Wednesday as he stood guard at Canada’s War Memorial in Ottowa was photographed by a Parliament Hill visitor mere moments before the horrific act of terror.
Corporal Nathan Cirillo is pictured in what is in all likelihood the final photo taken of the 24-year-old father before he was shot and fatally wounded.
Seconds before: A tourist snapped this photo, likely the last one ever taken of Corporal Nathan Cirillo (left) before he was gunned down by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in a horrific terroristic act on Ottowa’s Parliament Hill on Wednesday