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.
Ongoing police operation underway on Cahill Dr. for barricaded person. Road closures in place. Please avoid area. Residents are asked to remain indoors and follow the instructions of police and emergency workers. Updates will follow. @DutyInspector
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) May 28, 2018
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.
This incident has concluded. Anyone who had sheltered in place may resume activities. Thank you for your patience. Roads will re-open shortly. 857 https://t.co/0qWpoGtwIa
— OPS Duty Inspector (@DutyInspector) May 28, 2018
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.