A man was shot and killed on McLeod Street in downtown Ottawa Thursday morning.

Police have identified the victim as 22-year-old Adam Perron.

Police said they received a call about a shooting at an apartment building at 125 McLeod Street, between Cartier and Elgin streets, at around 6 a.m.

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Ottawa police were called to a shooting at this McLeod Street highrise at around 6 a.m. (CBC)

Ottawa paramedics said Perron was in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital.

Nobody is in custody, said Insp. Mike Maloney of the Ottawa police.

The investigation continues.