Man shot and killed in rural southeast Ottawa, police say
Homicide Investigation in Southeast Ottawa
Police are investigating a homicide in rural southeast Ottawa after a shooting was reported early Saturday morning. Ottawa Police Service acting Insp. Martin Groulx said officers were dispatched to a “suspicious incident” on the 4000 block of Farmers Way, west of Carlsbad Springs, at about 3:45 a.m.
“En route, they were informed that a male had been shot,” he said.
When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old man with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Mohamed Hassan of Ottawa.
The Homicide Investigation
The homicide unit has taken over the investigation and is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Groulx said the motive and circumstances of the shooting are still unknown. He said there is no information about any suspects or vehicles involved at this point.
He also said there is no indication that the shooting is related to any other recent incidents in the city.
The Travel Advisory
The province has issued a travel advisory for the area where the shooting occurred, as it is under evacuation order or alert due to wildfires. The province urges people to avoid non-essential travel to affected areas, especially the southern Interior, where some of the most destructive and volatile fires are located.
The travel restrictions apply to all non-essential travel within and into areas under evacuation order or alert, as well as areas with high or extreme fire danger ratings. The restrictions do not apply to people who need to travel for work, medical appointments, family emergencies or other essential reasons.
The province said it will enforce the travel restrictions through roadblocks, signage and patrols. Anyone who violates the restrictions could face a fine of up to $575.
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