Homicide unit investigating after man shot and killed in Ottawa: police

Police said the victim was found around 3 a.m. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Ottawa police say their homicide unit is investigating after a man was shot and killed early Saturday.

Police said the victim was located in the area of Hunt Club Road and Lorry Greenberg Drive around 3 a.m.

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Officers said he was found with gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead in hospital.

He has since been identified as 20-year-old Mehdi El-Hajj Hassan.

There’s no word on any suspect information in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5477 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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