No arrest made in fatal south Ottawa shooting
Police said someone was barricaded inside a home after the
shooting, but later announced that wasn't the case
Ottawa police forensic identification officers analyze the scene of a homicide
at a townhouse on Patola Private.(David Richard/CBC)
One man is
dead and a woman was taken to hospital with critical injuries after a
shooting in the city's south end on Sunday night, and police say no arrests
have been made.
Ottawa police were called
to a townhome on Patola Private, near the intersection of Albion Road and
Cahill Drive, close to the South Keys Shopping Centre, at approximately 7:20
Police asked the public to remain indoors Sunday night during
an active police operation near the South Keys Shopping Centre. 0:29
According to police and paramedics, a man was shot and pronounced dead at the
A young woman was also shot, and was rushed to the Ottawa Hospital's Civic
campus trauma centre in critical condition.
As of 9:30 p.m. about 20 officers remained on the scene, including a police
negotiator. One hour later, police said a suspect was still barricaded inside
No one was barricaded, police later said
They urged people living nearby to stay inside and follow officers'
instructions, and some were asked to leave their homes as a safety precaution.
Just before 1 a.m. Monday, police said the operation had concluded and that
people could return to their homes and normal activities.
'Only as good as the information that comes to us'
Neighbours told CBC News they had heard a loud argument at a barbecue prior to
Ottawa police Sgt. Peter Van Der Zander is encouraging residents to come forward
with more details.
"We're only as good as the information that comes to us," he said in an
interview at the scene Sunday night.
"This is a complex investigation. This will be time consuming. This
investigation will not be concluded today, tomorrow, this week or probably even
this month. This is the type of investigation that will take time."
Ottawa police Sgt. Peter Van Der Zander
is asking residents to come forward with
information about Sunday night's shooting. (Radio-Canada)
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
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