Driver shot overnight in Blossom Park area: Ottawa police

Ottawa police are asking for witnesses or dashcam footage after a 29-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds in a car early Friday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

Ottawa police are investigating an early morning shooting Friday that sent one man to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers initially responded to reports of a collision near the intersection of Albion and Lester roads at 2:16 a.m., according to a release.

But once police arrived in the area they said they found a vehicle with a man inside who had been shot.

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Paramedics attended the scene and took the 29-year-old driver of the car to hospital. He is listed in stable condition.

Roads in the area were closed for much of Friday morning as police investigated but were reopened around 10 a.m.

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Anyone who might have witnessed the incident or could have dashcam footage is asked to call police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5050.

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

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