Ottawa Police Media Release - Update on QTN Incident

We have just received the latest update from the Ottawa Police on the unfortunate incidents that happened in Bay Ward yesterday. Please see below for further information from the police. 

As always, please free to contact my office if you have any questions. And if you have any further information relating to the homicide please reach out to the police at 613-236-1222. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 25, 2017     11:45am     

(Ottawa)--The Ottawa Police Service Major Crime unit continues to investigate two homicides and a shooting that resulted in serious injuries on July 24th 2017.   

The incidents are believed to be connected.   

At approximately 7:00am, police responded to the Queensway Carleton Hospital for a report of a man who had sustained gunshot wounds.  He remains in hospital in serious condition. 

Shortly after this report, police responded to the area of Elmhurst Park in the city’s west end and discovered a deceased male who had suffered gunshot wound. 

He has been identified as Abdulrahman AL-SHAMMARI, 26.  At approximately noon police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle also located in the city’s west end.  Inside the vehicle, police found a deceased male identified as Dirie OLOL, 27, who had suffered a gunshot wound.

The Major Crime Unit is seeking the public’s assistance.  If you were travelling in the area of Elmhurst Park or the area of Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway between Island Park Drive and Richmond Road between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00am and observed anything suspicious, please contact the Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222 Ext. 5493. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.  

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Media Relations Section                  

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366


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