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

Photo: Judy Trinh/CBC


One person is dead and another 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 home near the intersection of Albion Road and Cahill Drive, close to the South Keys Shopping Centre, at approximately 7:20 p.m.

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 a home.

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.

No one was arrested, and police said there hadn’t actually been a barricaded person.

According to police and Ottawa paramedics, a male of unknown age was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

A young woman was also shot, paramedics said. She was rushed to the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus trauma centre in critical condition.

Neighbours told CBC News that there had been a loud argument taking place at a barbecue prior to the shooting.

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