Ottawa, Canada: Shooting outside wedding venue leaves 2 dead, 6 injured, police say


A shooting outside a wedding in Ottawa, Canada, on Saturday evening left two dead and six injured, according to police.

Police and first responders arrived on scene after shots were reported shortly before 10:30 p.m., the Ottawa Police Service said in a news release.

Those involved were attending a wedding at a convention center on Gibford Drive and the shooting happened outside the venue, police said.

The victims were identified by police as Said Mohamed Ali, 26, and Abdishakur Abdi-Dahir, 29, both from Toronto.

The Ottawa Police Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting.

“All angles of investigation are explored. At this point, there is no indication that this was a hate-motivated shooting,” police said in the release.

Police said no arrests had been made so far and urged witnesses to come forward. Investigators are also looking for “any surveillance, doorbell or dash camera footage from residents, visitors and businesses that may have been in the area at the time of the incident.”

“This violence is tragic and unacceptable. This is concerning for our entire community,” Ottawa police said in a statement. “Police are contacting community leaders to ensure victims’ families receive support. »


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