Bouncer injured in ByWard Market shooting

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An Ottawa Police Service vehicle is parked near Clarence and Dalhousie streets in the ByWard Market in the early hours of Sept. 6, 2021, after a bouncer was shot twice in the leg. (S.B./Radio-Canada - image credit)
An Ottawa Police Service vehicle is parked near Clarence and Dalhousie streets in the ByWard Market in the early hours of Sept. 6, 2021, after a bouncer was shot twice in the leg. (S.B./Radio-Canada - image credit)

A man from Toronto's Scarborough area is in police custody after he allegedly shot a bouncer after being refused entry to a ByWard Market bar.

The shooting took place in front of the Room 104 bar and The Show nightclub, near Clarence and Dalhousie streets, shortly before 1 a.m. Monday.

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) said in a media release that the man "shot at bar security after being denied entry into a bar, striking a security guard twice in the leg."

Police ran after the suspect, who allegedly fired at one of the officers as he fled, OPS said.

The suspect was arrested and the gun was seized by police. He has been charged with attempted murder, pointing a firearm and several other firearm offences, police said.

The victim was taken to the trauma centre in serious but stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, the Ottawa Paramedic Service said.

A man visiting Ottawa told Radio-Canada that he was awoken by screaming. Several people were in the area when the man was shot.

More than 55 shootings have occurred in OPS's coverage area since the start of 2021.

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