Man shot and critically injured in downtown Ottawa home

Ottawa police officers respond to a shooting in a home on Rideau Street in the downtown core Dec. 22, 2021. A man was taken to hospital in critical condition. (Stu Mills/CBC - image credit)
Ottawa police officers respond to a shooting in a home on Rideau Street in the downtown core Dec. 22, 2021. A man was taken to hospital in critical condition. (Stu Mills/CBC - image credit)

A man was shot and critically injured in a downtown Ottawa home Wednesday morning.

Paramedics said they got the call to Rideau Street near Cumberland Street around 7:40 a.m., and took a man to hospital.

The Ottawa police guns and gangs unit said he was shot.

In an updated news release Wednesday afternoon, police said the man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but had improved to stable condition.

Officers had closed streets in the area to investigate. They were open again by around 9:45 a.m.

Francis Ferland/CBC
Francis Ferland/CBC
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