Ottawa man arrested, charged after Sandy Hill shooting

A university student moving into her new home Sunday says she was suprised to hear gun shots in her neighbourhood.

University student hears gun shots on move-in day for school

An Ottawa man was arrested and faces 10 firearms charges after police responded to reports of shots fired in Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighbourhood Sunday evening.

Several people called police Sunday evening at about 5:07 p.m. after hearing shots fired in the 500 block of Chapel Street.

University student Sydney Marshall had just moved into her new home on Chapel Street when she heard the gun shots.

She said her father and boyfriend could see what was happening.

"They saw the man shooting at the other guy, basically just flashes running by, the guy was running pretty quick and the other guy was firing," said Marshall.

Some of the shots went off outside Réal Boissonnault's house, but it doesn't seem like anyone or anything was hit.

He said nothing like this has happened before, and is not too worried it will happen again.

"This event, it's one of those that can happen anywhere, so for me it doesn't change anything," he said.

Police recover semi-automatic handgun

Police said once they arrived they spotted a man they believed was fleeing the scene and chased him on foot.

They arrested a 22-year-old man from Ottawa and also recovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic Glock handgun.

Among the charges the accused faces are discharging a firearm with the intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm obtained by crime, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a loaded regulated firearm.

Police with the guns and gangs are investigating and are asking anyone with information to call them at 613-236-1222 Ext. 5050.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.