Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA
Published Thursday, January 31, 2019 09:02 EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 31, 2019 09:45 EST
Ottawa police are responding to a shootout in the Elmvale Mall area on St. Laurent Blvd.
Police say a person has life-threatening injuries while a police officer has suffered minor injuries.
Active scene at Elmvale mall in #Ottawa after shots fired here at around 8 in the morning. @OttawaPolice still not confirming if the officer was shot or fired the shots, but says that the IUnntario likely to be undertaking research @ctvottawa #ottnews pic.twitter.com/hglCk8TVzO
– Christina Succi (@CTVChristina) January 31, 2019
Officials were called to the area around 7:53 am on Thursday for a report from a suspicious person. At some point during the investigation, shots were fired.
Police did not confirm which person opened fire.
The Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate – as it always does when police in Ontario are involved in a situation where someone is seriously injured or killed or alleges sexual assault.
Residents are being asked to avoid the area.
OC Transpo says the Elmvale transit station is closed until further notice.
January 31, 2019 8:15 am until further notice, Elmvale station is closed due to an ongoing police investigation. https://t.co/w3hk2pxVGj
– OC Transpo Live (@OCTranspoLive) January 31, 2019
More to come …