Multiple shootings downtown this morning

CENTRETOWN – Multiple gunshots downtown this morning (Jan. 8) has left one dead and several injured while police continue to hunt for the shooter.

“Ottawa police is continuing its investigation of a multiple shooting that occurred on the 400 block of Gilmour Street this morning at about 7:30 a.m.,” the Ottawa Police Service released in a statement moments ago.

Police were called to the scene after reports of multiple gun shots. Once on scene officers found several people injured. At this time, three people have been transported to hospital with serious injuries and one person has been confirmed deceased.

The OPS believes this incident was a “targeted” shooting and, while the suspect is still on the loose, is not considered “active.”

Police continue to seek a suspect in this shooting. The scene at Gilmour Street has been secured by police. This is not considered an active shooter situation, but the suspect remains at large and is not in custody.

Gilmour Street remains closed between Kent and Lyon while the investigation is ongoing.

Major Crime has taken carriage of this investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at