Drive-by shoot­ing gun­fire came from Jeep, say po­lice

Ottawa Citizen - - CITY - ME­GAN GILLIS

Po­lice are hunt­ing a newer white Jeep Chero­kee from which a min­i­mum of 17 rounds were fired early Thurs­day morn­ing, wound­ing two by­standers out­side a Kanata bar.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors with the guns and gangs unit re­vealed the new in­for­ma­tion Friday in hopes the pub­lic will help them track down the ve­hi­cle used in the drive-by shoot­ing which struck two men who po­lice say were not the in­tended tar­gets.

The men were caught in the vol­ley of gun­shots fired out­side the Crazy Horse bar in the Kanata Cen­trum mall around 2:15 a.m. Thurs­day.

One of the vic­tims was a 28-yearold off-duty mem­ber of the Bri­tish mil­i­tary.

Ini­tially, po­lice would only con­firm that a 28-year-old man had been shot in the leg and left with se­ri­ous in­juries. He was in sta­ble con­di­tion in hos­pi­tal.

Po­lice later said a sec­ond man, 22, was also struck, suf­fer­ing mi­nor in­juries in the shoot­ing.

Po­lice ar­rived on the scene af­ter get­ting mul­ti­ple 911 calls re­port­ing a shoot­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the guns and gangs unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050. Anony­mous tips can be made to Crime Stop­pers toll-free at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS), or by down­load­ing the Ottawa po­lice app.

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