Police respond to another shooting on Penny Drive


News staff

OTTAWA – For the second time in less than a week, police were called to Penny Drive in the west end for a shooting.

Police responded to the 2000 block, near the Michele Heights Community Centre, around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, and found evidence of three gunshots. Two bullets had hit a van, and one had penetrated a home.

There was no one inside the van at the time of the shooting, but there were people inside the home.

Last week, police were called to the same area for a stabbing and a shooting. Two people were injured in the shooting.

Meantime, on November 26, police were called to a home in the same area where shots had been fired into a home with four young kids inside. There were no injuries in that incident.

The guns and gangs section is currently investigating both incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call 613-236-1222, ext. 5050.


Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre

Canada unfortunately is excessively politically correct that breeds corruption and cults of ideology that is effectively a social, legal and economic cancer.

The primary solution to the problems of guns and gangs is directly due to the Delinquent Politicians who destroyed the Gun Registry and who fail to ensure that Canada Border Services have the tools and legislation to provide Canada with the security it needs.

First, there are few if any Random checks of vehicles crossing into Canada from the USA where the vast majority of hand-guns arrive.

Without random checks, there are no statistics of what percentage of vehicles are in fact bringing in guns.

That will require a change in attitude by politicians to introduce legislation that requires police and Canada border services to carry out “random inspections” without probable cause.

The same applies to drinking and driving, and or doing drugs and driving. Canada needs to bring about legislation that enables those protective measures to be introduced.

Without that legislation we have police and others taking the law into their own hands acting as lone rangers carrying illegal searches that should not have been illegal in the first place. It encourages police to become criminals by using the excuses of all criminals called Justification.

Ottawa Mens Centre