Ottawa police have identified 20-year-old Nooredin Hassan as the city's 5th homicide victim of the year.

Hassan was fatally shot in Ottawa's east end at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Police performed CPR on the victim until paramedics arrived.

Paramedics say he was taken to hospital in critical condition after a shooting at the corner of Ogilvie Rd. and Jasmine Crescent. Police confirm the man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Police say they arrived on scene within one minute of the first 9-1-1 call. Witnesses describe hearing up to 4 shots in rapid succession shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. They say at least one vehicle was seen fleeing the scene. Another vehicle, still behind police caution tape, is believed to be unrelated to the shooting.

Dozens of witnesses have come forward, but police say they are still working to gather a description of the shooter or shooters. As of Tuesday night at 11:30 p.m. police had no suspects.

"We have a very wide range of descriptions of individuals. we don't know if the people spotted at the scene were witnesses or people who fled the scene," said Duty Inspector Sean Mcdade.

Mcdade says it is too early in the investigation to determine whether the incident was gang-related or a targeted attack. He says the Major Crimes Unit has taken over the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or crime stoppers.