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Ottawa police arrest 2 men in connection with Sunday afternoon shooting

Ottawa police said they've arrested two men in connection with a shooting at Gladstone Avenue and Lebreton Street North on Sunday afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Nathalie Madore

Ottawa police officers say they’ve arrested and charged two men in connection with a day-time shooting in Centretown over the weekend.

Witnesses told police they saw a man in a vehicle point and shoot a gun around 3:30 p.m. around the area of Gladstone Avenue and Lebreton Street North on Sunday.

No injuries have been reported but police said they found property damage and shell cases at the scene.

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The vehicle drove away after the shots were fired but officers located it a short time later near the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Island Park Drive, police said.

Two men were then arrested without incident, according to police.

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The guns and gangs unit has charged both 22-year-old Yousuf Nabi and 21-year-old Shaeed Beaubrun with six criminal offences related to discharging and possessing a firearm.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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