Two young men are facing criminal charges after shots were reportedly fired in the ByWard Market early Monday morning.

Police were called to the market around 2:30 a.m. for reports of shots being fired in the area.

A short while later, police stopped a vehicle on George Street and recovered a loaded firearm. The two people inside the vehicle were arrested.

A 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old man are facing a total of 10 charges, including possessing a firearm without a licence or registration, possessing a firearm while being prohibited from doing so, and careless storage of a firearm.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Ottawa police guns and gangs unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5050.