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2 men in hospital after shooting in Ottawa’s west end: police

Ottawa police have issued an apology for how they handled an incident that saw a white woman call 911 on a Black man in a park.
Ottawa police have issued an apology for how they handled an incident that saw a white woman call 911 on a Black man in a park. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Police say a shooting in Ottawa’s west end on Monday evening has left two men in hospital, one in serious condition.

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) says it’s investigating a reported shooting in the 100 block of Boyce Avenue, just off Carling Avenue, at roughly 5:45 p.m. on Monday.

Officers arriving on scene found two men, aged 23 and 34, with gunshot wounds.

Both were taken to hospital, with one listed in serious condition and the other described as stable.

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Ottawa police issued a statement later in the day Tuesday asking for anyone who might’ve seen “an extremely erratic driver of a dark blue Ford Explorer” in the nearby westbound lanes of Carling Avenue to come forward to pass along their information.

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The OPS guns and gangs unit is investigating the incident. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5050.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Ottawa police also said they received reports of shots fired on the 1000 block of Ramsey Crescent shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday.

No injuries were reported in relation to the gunfire, and police say they suspect the incident was targeted.

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