Media outlets ranging from the BBC, to France's Le Figaro, to Al Jazeera quickly picked up the story.
"One shot dead at victory speech of Canadian politician," said a headline at the top of CNN's website — placed alongside news about first lady Michelle Obama's speech at the opening of the U.S. Democratic Convention.
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Atop the BBC's website was a photo of Marois and the headline: "Shooting mars Quebec leader's win."
Marois, whose PQ won a minority government, was rushed off the stage of a downtown nightclub in the middle of her speech when gunfire rang out around midnight Tuesday.
A suspect in his 50s was tackled to the ground by police. At least two people were shot and one man was killed.
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