Gang ties to shooting not known yet

There’s no evidence suggesting Sunday’s south end shooting is gang-related, say cops.

It’s “too early to tell” if the incident was random, said Ottawa police Sgt. Seth Curtis from the guns and gangs unit.

Five shots were fired at two homes in a co-op at 3275 McCarthy Rd., near Paul Anka Dr., around 6 a.m.

Two young men were seen running eastbound toward Plante Dr., residents told the Sun.

They said they don’t believe the suspects live in their 180-unit complex, the Quarry Co-op.

Video footage may help police.

Signs throughout the complex warn of surveillance cameras but police are determining if the system was running or captured anything.

A woman who witnessed the shooting was quick to praise cops.

“They responded quickly,” she said.

“They took it serious — very serious — which; I was pleased that they, you know, they didn’t just come in and brush it off.”

The incident unfolded one day after patrol officers seized a loaded handgun hidden in an alleged gang-banger’s sock during a search following a Byward Market dustup.

Anyone with information can call 613-236-1222613-236-1222 ext. 5050 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-84771-800-222-8477.

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