The shooting that was first reported at around 7:35 am ET occurred in the 400 block of Gilmour Street, just a kilometre away from Parliament Hill, the home of the Parliament of Canada.
"This is not considered an active shooter situation, but the suspect remains at large and is not in custody," they said in a news release.
Police are responding to a shooting in the 400 block of Gilmour Street. Many injuries reported. A coordinated response is underway. Please avoid the area. Updates to follow. #ottnews https://t.co/rC9O7qGLAB— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) 8 января 2020 г.
Police have confirmed that three people with gunshot wounds have been sent to a hospital in serious condition, while another person has succumbed to the injuries.
Shooting this morning on our street... worried for my neighbours. pic.twitter.com/yh2eSSwMEF— Kate Headley (@MsCommuniKate) 8 января 2020 г.
Gilmour Street remains closed about 8:35 am between Kent and Lyon streets. The police are asking people to avoid the area.