Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded to the attacks in Paris that have left dozens of people dead.
In a statement, Trudeau offered condolences to the family and friends of those killed.
“I am shocked and saddened that so many people have been killed and injured today in a number of terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and that many others are being held hostage.
As the situation continues to unfold, Sophie and I join all Canadians in extending our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed. It is our sincere hope that the hostages are freed unharmed as soon as possible. We also wish a speedy recovery to all those who have been injured.
Canada stands with France at this dark time and offers all possible assistance. We will continue to work closely with the international community to help prevent these terrible, senseless acts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France and we mourn their loss.”
Just after 9 p.m. Paris time, shots were fired outside the Petit Cambodge located in the 10th arrondissement, a busy area of the city and is considered an up-and-coming district. Other attacks also occurred at a major city stadium, theatre, and restaurants and bars.
At least 140 people are killed according to the latest reports.
Trudeau is expected to speak on the Paris attacks at 5:30 p.m. PST.