Two arrested after shots fired in Hull

Two shots netted a pair of arrests at a Hull apartment Sunday.

A man and woman were cuffed after police confirmed shots were fired from a south-facing 5th floor balcony around 6 a.m. at 4 Radisson St., near Hwy. 5 and Mont-Bleu Blvd.

“We will be interrogating them and there is more footwork to be done here,” Gatineau police Sgt. Jean-Paul Le May said at the scene.

Numerous 911 calls came in.

No injuries were reported and the building was evacuated for hours.

Police are getting a search warrant for the unit.

“The information that we have right now is that the man arrested is the guy living at this apartment but we don’t have the specific details on the age,” said Le May.

Joanne Law said she was having coffee on her balcony at the time of the incident.

“Around 6 (a.m.) I heard two pops, two bangs, whatever it is, I don’t know,” said Law.

Out of curiosity, she went downstairs to investigate “and (police) wouldn’t let me back in,” Law said, adding she was outside for almost four hours.

Residents told police an argument took place, however, “right now we don’t have confirmation of a dispute coming from this same apartment,” said Le May.

“People hear disputes. From which apartment does it come? Everyone has their own perception on that,” he said.

“When police are dealing with sounds, we must be cautious with the information we receive.”

Police are determining if the shots were aimed at a person or car outside.

It’s too early to say if the incident is gang related, said Le May.

Details weren’t available on the type of weapon and it’s unclear if the suspects are known to police.

Cops remained on the 5th floor, and residents returned just after 1 p.m. Sunday.

Law said she has lived in the apartment for 18 years and calls it a “quiet” area.

“I love this place, it’s a beautiful place to live, you know?,” she said.

The building has seen police tape before.

In 2005, Denise Lescarbeau was found beaten to death in her eighth floor unit.

Her 52-year-old mentally ill son, Paul, died by suicide shortly after her body was discovered.

Lescarbeau’s other son had asked police to check on his mother after getting a constant busy signal over the telephone.

kelly.roche@sunmedia.ca

@ottawasunkroche

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/08/19/gatineau-building-evacuated-after-shots-fired

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