September 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Updated: September 14, 2017 2:00 pm

British military member injured in drive-by shooting near Ottawa

Ottawa police cruiser in pictured in downtown on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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An off-duty British military member, in Ottawa for a shooting competition, was among two men injured during a drive-by shooting in Kanata early Thursday morning.

Ottawa Police said officers responded to multiple calls of a shooting on Roland Michener Drive. According to police, a 28-year-old was injured in a drive-by shooting and was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Police noted a 22-year-old man was also injured as a result of the shooting and suffered minor injuries.

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British Armed Forces confirmed to Global News one of its members was injured in Thursday’s shooting.

“We can confirm that an off-duty soldier was injured during an incident in Ottawa in the early hours of this morning (local time). The solider has received hospital treatment and is in a stable condition,” an army spokesperson said in a statement. “The Canadian Police are investigating and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”

The spokesperson said the military member was in Ottawa participating in a military exercise and was off-duty at the time of the incident.

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Ottawa’s guns and gangs unit said it’s investigating the shooting and no arrests have been made.

No further details were released.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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