Canada Day murder

OTTAWA – Ottawa Police Services (OPS) is investigating a Canada Day (July 1) murder in downtown Ottawa.

“Major Crime officers are investigating the homicide of a man who was shot near the intersection of George and Dalhousie streets early this morning (July 1),” OPS staff released in a statement. “The shooting occurred at approximately 3 a.m. The shots were heard by nearby Ottawa police constables who were in the area as part of an increased police presence initiative.”

After hearing the disturbance, constables already on call, found the victim and began first aid. The victim succumbed to his injuries later in hospital.

“Ottawa police Major Crime investigators identified the victim of yesterday’s homicide as 21-year-old Ryan Kabuya-Ntumba.

There are no suspects in custody at this time. Major Crime investigators continue to seek witnesses and information. “Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5477 or email,” the OPS said. “Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at”