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2 men arrested after shot fired from one apartment into another on Jasmine Crescent

Two men have been arrested after a single shot was fired from one apartment unit into another at 1993 Jasmine Cres., Ottawa police say.

Reports of one shot fired came in at about 8 a.m. Tuesday from 1993 Jasmine Cres.

An Ottawa police officer carries a rifle while responding to a shooting at 1993 Jasmine Cres. on Aug 2. (Idil Mussa/CBC)

Two men have been arrested after a single shot was fired from one apartment unit into another at 1993 Jasmine Cres., Ottawa police say.

Reports of a shot being fired came in at about 8 a.m. Tuesday, and police asked residents to leave the building as a precaution while they investigated.

Negotiators and the tactical unit were dispatched to the scene, where investigators determined that a single shot had been fired through the floor of a fourth-floor unit into a third-floor unit below.

No one was injured.

Later Tuesday morning, police led two men away in handcuffs.

Police have not yet recovered the weapon used in the incident, but Acting Insp. Jamie Dunlop told reporters that is something police will be trying to find.

"We will have to have a search warrant at this time to go into the apartment fully. We did check the apartment for safety reasons to ensure there was nobody injured inside but to finalize that investigation we will need to obtain a search warrant and go in," he said.

The guns and gangs unit is now taking over the investigation.

String of violent crimes

Jasmine Crescent has seen three homicides since April 2015.

Connor Stevenson, 18, was stabbed to death in the stairwell of an apartment building at 2020 Jasmine Cres. in April 2015.

Issaiah Clachar, 17, was stabbed to death in the 2000 block of Jasmine in September 2015.

And Nooredin Hassan, 20, was shot and killed while he was walking on Jasmine near Ogilvie Road in March this year.

Dunlop said despite the rash of homicides in the community, Jasmine Crescent is still safe.

"It's still a very good neighbourhood; lots of families and kids around. In terms of individuals, that may have some issues. Certainly that's something we continue to work with the community to improve. But overall, I would say Jasmine and all of Ottawa is still a very safe community based on all our statistics," he said.

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