ottawa shooting

One dead and many injured in downtown Ottawa shooting

Ottawa paramedics have confirmed that at least one person was killed this morning during a shooting in our nation's capital, roughly one kilometre south of Parliament Hill.

Police in Ottawa announced just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday that they were responding to a shooting incident in the 400 block of Gilmour Street, near Kent Street, in central Ottawa.

"Many injuries reported," said police at the time. "A coordinated response is underway. Please avoid the area."

Local paramedics said around 7:30 a.m. that three people suffering from gunshot wounds were taken to hospital in serious condition.

At 8:52 a.m., paramedics announced that one person had been pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect or victim information is yet available, but police say that at least one suspect remains at large.

"Police continue to seek a suspect in this shooting. The scene at Gilmour Street has been secured by police," wrote Ottawa Police in a media release.

"This is not considered an active shooter situation, but the suspect remains at large and is not in custody."

Gilmour Street will remain closed between Kent and Lyon Streets while the investigation is ongoing.

Lead photo by

Kate Headley

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