Ottawa shooting causes several injuries

Three people are in hospital following a shooting on Wednesday morning in Ottawa in a location a kilometre south of Parliament and police said that it is not considered an “active” incident after an earlier warning of an “active shooter” from the parliament security service.

Emergency services were called at 7:35 a.m. to the area of Gilmour and Kent streets. Ottawa Police said at 7:52 a.m. that police were responding to a shooting in the 400 block of Gilmour St. with many injuries reported.

The Parliament of Canada Protective Service then gave a “situation advisory” at 8:06 a.m. saying the “shooter is still at large” but that no further action was required.

The three individuals taken to hospital had serious injuries, paramedics told local reporters. No further information on their age and genders were not immediately available.

Police have asked the public to avoid the area.

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