‘Ottawa’ Police Investigate ByWard Market Shooting
A 27-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting in the ByWard Market early Sunday morning.
The shooting occurred at about 3 a.m. near ByWard Market and George Street.
Ottawa paramedics said they treated the man for “multiple gunshot wounds” then transported him to hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Police have made no arrests, but asked that anyone with information about the shooting contact the Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5050. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.
It is the second consecutive weekend of gunfire in the city. Last Sunday, 26-year-old Abdi Jama, also known by the street name “Ajax”, was shot and killed in a parking lot confrontation on Shillington Avenue. And the day before that, in an unrelated shooting, 40-year-old Jacob Thompson was killed outside his home on Elmira Drive.