Ottawa police have charged a 20-year-old man with two counts of second-degree murder after the shooting death of two others in the lobby of a highrise apartment building late last week.

Matthew Kalli met with high-profile criminal lawyer Michael Edelson, before turning himself in to police on Sunday night.

Edelson says as far as he knows, his client does not have criminal record.

The charges against Kalli come after Warsame Okie, 25, and Hayder El-Abadi, 18, were found inside the entrance at 1435 Prince of Wales Dr. at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses had reported hearing gunshots.

One man died at the scene, and the other was taken to hospital where he died from his wounds. The men were the city's eighth and ninth homicide victims of the year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS.