The seizure of loaded guns, illegal drugs and a Chevrolet Impala is part of an Ottawa police case that led to the arrest of four men and one woman following Wednesday night's drive-by shooting between two vehicles on Bank Street.
Shots were fired between two vehicles around 8:15 p.m. on Bank Street near Heron Road, police said. There were no reports of injuries.
On Thursday, police said five people were arrested and face a total of 62 charges, including firearms, drugs and trafficking offences.
Several search warrants were executed on homes and vehicles and police seized:
- A loaded Smith and Wesson 9-millimetre handgun.
- A loaded Taurus .40-calibre handgun.
- 26 grams of cocaine.
- 4 grams of hashish.
- 125 grams of cannabis marijuana.
- 2007 Chevrolet Impala vehicle.
"These are some significant developments in our ongoing investigation on street gangs in Ottawa," acting guns and gangs Staff Sgt. Ken Bryden said in a news release.
"The arrests accompany the seizure of two loaded handguns and drugs. Our investigators are always looking for links between shooting investigations and that work is ongoing now."
A 28-year-old man, who faces 30 charges, and a 25-year-old man, who faces 26 charges, are scheduled to appear in court on Friday. Both men are known gang members, and are accused of firing at another vehicle on Bank Street.
A 25-year-old man, a 57-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman — each facing two charges — have been released from custody on a promise to appear at a later date.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the guns and gangs unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050.