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Young man gunned down as police investigate Ottawa's first homicide of 2018

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Ottawa police guard crime scene on Paul Anka Drive, Tuesday night, January 9, 2017. Gary Dimmock/Postmedia GARY DIMMOCK / POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Ottawa police were investigating a homicide Tuesday night after a young man was gunned down by a housing complex on Paul Anka Drive.

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There were several reports of gun shots shortly after 8 p.m. and when police and paramedics arrived they administered CPR to a young man who was later pronounced dead.

Several teens — including friends of the victim — gathered across the street after the victim’s family called to say he had been shot.

It was not clear whether police had a suspect in custody or were hunting one down.

The police response was quick with multiple units — marked and unmarked — dispatched  to the crime scene.

Ottawa police were searching the city Tuesday night for a black truck in connection with the homicide.

It’s the city’s first homicide of 2018.

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