Man in vehicle shot at in Carlingwood, 2 charged

Ottawa police have arrested and charged two men in their 20s after a vehicle with someone inside was shot at in the Carlingwood area Monday night.

2 men in their 20s charged with multiple firearms offences

Ottawa police found two suspects in a Carlingwood-area shooting not long after it happened. (CBC)

Ottawa police have laid charges against two men in their 20s after a vehicle with a man inside was shot at in the Carlingwood area Monday night.

The suspects, 28 and 24, were charged Tuesday with multiple firearms offences after a police investigation into the shooting on Hartleigh Avenue.

A man left his home on Hartleigh at about 8:45 p.m. and was inside his vehicle when it was hit by bullets fired from another vehicle, police said in a news release.

He was not injured.

Officers followed and boxed in a suspicious vehicle around Bronson Avenue and Riverside Drive after a shooting on Hartleigh Avenue. 0:37

The eight charges against the 24-year-old man are:

  • Careless use of a firearm.
  • Pointing a firearm.
  • Possession of a firearm dangerous to the public.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
  • Resisting arrest.
  • Flight from police while being pursued.
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Discharging a firearm with intent.

The six charges against the 28-year-old man are:

  • Careless use of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition.
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public.
  • Pointing a firearm.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
  • Discharging a firearm with intent.
  • Five counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

Weapon missing 

Police got a 911 call about the shooting and said they spotted a suspicious vehicle around Bank and Catherine streets minutes later.

Officers followed it and boxed in the vehicle around Bronson Avenue and Riverside Drive. The suspects were arrested and scheduled to appear court Tuesday morning.

Police are continuing to search the area and the weapon used in the shooting is still being sought, police said. 

Investigators believe it may have been thrown out of the vehicle between the intersection of Percy Street and Chamberlain Avenue, or near Bronson Avenue and Riverside Drive. Police are asking people to not handle the weapon if it's found, and to contact police immediately. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, extension 2912.