Slain Canadian Soldier Mourned by His Dogs

A dog belonging to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was killed by a gunman in Canada, lays by a memorial outside the fence at his home.
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A dog belonging to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was killed by a gunman in Canada, lays by a memorial outside the fence at his home.

Two dogs belonging to the soldier who was fatally shot Wednesday while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, were photographed Thursday peeking out from under a fence gate at his family’s Ontario home. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was known as a dog lover. With a heartbreaking look in their eyes, his dogs crept closer and closer to the flowers and flags that mourners had left outside the fence at the Army reservist’s home, until one rested its head right by the memorial. After shooting Cirillo, the gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, stormed into Canada’s parliament, where he was shot and killed by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers. — See more photos at ABC News

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