Paramedics kept busy on weekend

A double shooting in the city’s west end yesterday morning capped off a busy night for Ottawa paramedics.

A double shooting in the city’s west end yesterday morning capped off a busy night for Ottawa paramedics.

Police and paramedics responded to a report of a double shooting in the 1500 block of Triole Street near St. Laurent Boulevard just before 1 a.m.

Paramedics said they found a 24-year-old male suffering from two gunshot wounds to the lower extremities, which caused severe arterial bleeding, and a 51-year-old male who had been shot once in the lower extremities. Both men were taken to the Ottawa Hospital’s trauma centre. The 24-year-old suffered critical injuries, while the 51-year-old was in serious but stable condition in hospital.

A stabbing, a car crash and a motorcycle crash also made for an unusually busy Saturday night for Ottawa paramedics.

At 4:44 p.m., police and paramedics attended a stabbing near the intersection of Hardy Avenue and Bernard Street, where a man in his 30s had suffered multiple stab wounds to the head, neck, abdomen and back, and blunt-force trauma to the head. He was taken to hospital in critical condition.

At 6:15 p.m., two vehicles were involved in a T-bone collision at Moodie Drive and Fallowfield Road, injuring a 48-year-old female and a 25-year-old male. Paramedics also treated a 22-year-old male who was thrown from a sport bike while exiting Highway 417 at Walkley Road.