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Westboro shooting: 28-year-old man dead, Ottawa police investigating

Westboro shooting: 28-year-old man dead, Ottawa police investigating
Westboro shooting: 28-year-old man dead, Ottawa police investigating

Ottawa police are investigating the shooting that left a man dead in Westboro on Friday night.

It happened around 6:09 p.m. near Carling and Kirkwood Avenues near the Hampton Park Plaza.

Multiple witnesses at the scene who wished to remain anonymous told CTV News the victim was with a group of people at Fat Bastard Burrito when he received a phone call.

When he stepped outside to answer the phone, he was shot multiple times, according to witnesses. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Adam Abdullahi Elmi.

Employees of the stores in the shopping center say they are shocked and dismayed.

Nadhila Setiwan, an employee at Hampton Paints, said she was closing up Friday night when the shooting occurred.

“It sounded like two loud bangs, like someone banging on the door,” she said.

She says she then walked to the front window and saw a man lying on his side on the sidewalk.

“This was definitely the first time I felt really unsafe,” she said.

Bystanders performed CPR before police and ambulance arrived.

No arrests have been made yet, but police say there is no threat to public safety.

It is the 14th murder to have taken place in the city of Ottawa this year.

Police remained on the scene Saturday and continued to search nearby businesses for anyone who witnessed the shooting or who may have security footage.

Officers are asking anyone who may have video footage of the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 613-236-1222, extension 5493.

A single flower is laid at the scene of a July 6 shooting that killed a 28-year-old Ottawa man. (Sam Houpt/CTV News Ottawa)