Ottawa police are investigating a shooting that wounded two people in the city’s east end that left one person dead and another person injured.
Two men were shot about 4:30 p.m.
Friday near the corner of King Street and Laurier Avenue, near the site of the fatal shooting.
The shooting occurred outside the St. Francis de Sales Catholic church, which is where police said two people were killed earlier Friday.
Officers have said they were not aware of any other shooting at the church, although they said Friday that one person was shot and was taken to hospital in stable condition.
Ottawa police said in a news release Friday that officers responding to a call about a shooting near the intersection of King and Lauriers avenues noticed a man in the street with a gunshot wound.
The victim, who was taken into custody, later died at hospital.
The other man who was wounded was treated at a nearby hospital and released.
A description of the wounded man was not released.
The man was identified by police as a 37-year-old man.
Police said the two men were inside the church when they heard a “firing” noise and “saw a male and female fleeing the scene.”
Ottawa police did not provide details about the shooting.
“A vehicle was involved in a traffic collision and both vehicles were struck by gunfire,” Ottawa police wrote in a press release.
The police release said police responded to the scene and found the two victims, a 47-year and a 34-year, lying on the street, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.
They were transported to hospital with non- life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police are investigating whether the two were targeted.
“This type of incident has occurred many times over the years,” said Sgt. Chris Poulin.
“We do have a clear target on our back and I think this is one of those times.”