10/23/2014 11:36 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Canadian Newspapers Cover Ottawa Shooting With Collective Shock

The horrific killing of a Canadian soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday has left not only the nation -- but the world -- shocked, confused and grieving.

But while hearts are heavy, a great sense of fear has also set in over what is now being called an act of terror.

Here's how newspapers all across Canada tried to make sense of the tragedy Thursday morning (via Newseum):

The Globe and Mail
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The Chronicle Herald
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Edmonton Journal

Metro Toronto

Calgary Sun
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Fort McMurray Today
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The Province

Ottawa Citizen

The Star Phoenix
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