Shooting outside wedding venue in Ottawa leaves 2 dead, 6 injured


Ottawa police say the two men who were killed in an evening shooting outside a convention centre in Ottawa’s south end were from Toronto and attending a wedding at the time.

Emergency crews responded to reports of shots fired in the 2900 block of Gibford Drive, near Uplands Drive and Hunt Club Road, at 10:20 p.m. Saturday. Police say the shooting occurred outside the Infinity Convention Centre. Six other people were injured. Residents living nearby said they heard between 20 and 25 gunshots.

“This violence is tragic and unacceptable. It is disturbing for our entire community,” police said in a statement. “Police are reaching out to community leaders to ensure the families of the victims are supported.”