As Marois was speaking, two people were shot and a fire was set in the back of the hall. Police have taken the shooter into custody. The Province
is reporting that the shooter is a 50-year-old who shouted “Les Anglais se reveillent." That translates to The Anglos are waking up. He is said to have been dressed in a blue bathrobe
Media is reporting that one person has died and another is in critical condition. There are reports on Twitter that the shooter was a bus driver.
Marois supports Quebec as a sovereign nation. She beat Liberal Jean Charest who had lead Quebec for almost a decade.
Marois was taken off stage during the shooting but later returned to finish her speech and ask the audience to leave the hall.