Ottawa police hope to identify 'persons of interest' weeks after Jasmine Crescent shooting
2 men already face charges, police now say they need to speak with 2 other persons of interest
Ottawa police are hoping to identify and speak to a man and a woman about a shooting on Jasmine Crescent in early August.
On Aug. 2, a single shot was fired through the floor of a fourth-floor unit at 1993 Jasmine Cres. into the third-floor unit below. No one was injured, and later that morning police led two men away from the building in handcuffs.
A search warrant at the fourth-floor apartment was executed and police seized "a substantial quantity of different types of drugs and $1,100 in Canadian currency," Ottawa police said.
A 20-year-old Ottawa man was charged with discharging a restricted or prohibited firearm. A 27-year-old Ottawa man was charged with:
- One count of being connected to the reckless discharge of a firearm.
- One count of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
- Three counts of possession of a schedule I substance.
- One count of possession of a schedule II substance.
- One count of a schedule III substance for the purpose of trafficking.
- Two counts of possession of a schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Police said at the time that more people could be involved. The guns and gangs unit continues to investigate.
Four weeks later, police announced that they're searching for two persons of interest: a man and a woman.
Anyone with information is asked to call the unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).