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1 man in critical condition after being shot in Lowertown

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Ottawa paramedics say a man is in critical condition after being shot in Lowertown this afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to an address on Beausoleil Drive near Murray Street at 3:45 p.m.

There, they found one man suffering from a gunshot wound. He's been taken to hospital. Ottawa police said he is in his 20s.

Ottawa police are asking residents to avoid the area for the police investigation. Beausoleil Drive is cloed between Murray and Old St. Patrick streets.

The guns and gangs unit is investigating and asking for witnesses the come forward.

Correction

An earlier version of this article said the shooting happened on Murray Street. It happened around the corner on Beausoleil Drive.

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