5:30 p.m., March 9)
Police continue to investigate Jasmine Crescent shooting
By Fred Sherwin
Hassan, 20, has been identified as the victim
of a shooting on Jasmine Crescent on Tuesday.
police are investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old
man at the corner of Jasmine Crescent and Innes Road shortly
after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
were called to the scene at 6:20 p.m. where they found
the victim, Nooredin Hassan, lying unconcious. He was
immediately rushed to the hospital where he was later
is the fifth homicide of the year in Ottawa, and the third
in the Jasmine Crescent community in less than 12 months.
Stevenson, 18, was stabbed to death in the hallway of
his mothers Jasmine Cres-cent apartment last April,
and Issaiah Clashar, 17, was stabbed outside a different
apartment building on the same street in September. Both
kill-ings were drug related.
man survived being shot in the back, neck and legs in
a separate incident on Arrowsmith Drive, which runs off
Jasmine Crescent, in December.
have yet to identify either a motive, or a suspect in
Tuesdays shooting, but they have interviewed several
eyewitnesses including a woman who told a neighbour she
saw the suspect shoot the victim in the head and chest.
to media reports, Hassan was shot while walking along
the street. The alleged shooter then got in a car and
drove off at a high speed.
victim was known to police having been convicted in 2014
for committing an armed home invasion and robbing a convenience
store. He served a total of 19 months for both convictions.
an interview with the CBC on Wednesday, Ali Nur Hassan
said his brother was attempting to turn his life around.
After serving out his sentence he began taking courses
at Gloucester High School towards his diploma.
the aftermath of Wednesdays shooting, Beacon Hill,
Cyrville Ward councillor Tim Tierney is demanding the
city take concrete measures to help ensure the safety
of local residents.
the measures he wants the city to consider are closed
circuit cameras, a marked increase in police patrols,
and the implementation of a Neighbourhood Watch program.
will not stop until we find real solutions to this ongoing
problem, says Tierney. .
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