Ottawa police identify first homicide victim of 2021
Police tape lies across the ground in the area of Hunt Club Road and Lorry Greenberg Drive, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Ottawa police are investigating the shooting death of a man in this area. It's the first reported homicide of the year in Ottawa. (Mike Mersereau / CTV News Ottawa)
OTTAWA -- Ottawa police are investigating the overnight shooting death of a man in Ottawa's south end.
Police say the man was found with gunshot wounds in the area of Hunt Club Road and Lorry Greenberg Drive at around 3 a.m. Saturday.
Police later identified the victim as Mehdi El-Hajj Hassan, age 20.
No other details about the investigation were released.
This is the first homicide investigation of 2021 for Ottawa police.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222 ext 5477. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).