Victim charged after midday shootout

A 22-year-old shooting victim has been charged with numerous firearms offences in relation to an apparent shootout on Rochester Street, Ottawa police say.

Injured man, 22, facing raft of firearms offences after apparent shootout on Rochester Street Thursday

A man injured in a shooting on Rochester Street Thursday is now facing numerous firearms charges. (Jonathan Dupaul/CBC)

A 22-year-old shooting victim has been charged with numerous firearms offences in relation to an apparent mid-afternoon shootout on Rochester Street, Ottawa police say.

Police were called to the Rochester Street just south of LeBreton Flats around 2:40 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports of shots fired. 

Police found no victims at the scene, but did discover shell casings near a parked vehicle.

A short time later Mohamed Ribih showed up at hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening gunshot injuries.

He's charged with:

  • Careless use of a firearm.
  • Pointing a firearm.
  • Possessing a dangerous weapon.
  • Possessing a firearm without a licence.
  • Knowingly possessing a firearm without a licence.
  • Occupying a vehicle with a firearm.
  • Possessing a loaded, regulated firearm.
  • Discharging a firearm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the guns and gangs unit of the Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5050, or to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).