Teenager shot at house party

A teenager shot during a wild house party yesterday proved the most serious of four incidents involving guns over the weekend.

A shooting, a firearms seizure, a gunpoint robbery at a Gatineau pizza parlour, and the armed invasion of an elderly couple’s home were all gun-related crimes that happened in the capital since Friday.

A city house party that spiralled out of control early yesterday ended with an 18-year-old man being shot in the arm. The resident of the house in the Catherine Street-Bronson Avenue area told police that 30 people had been invited to the party, but nearly 250 people showed up. At about 12:10 a.m., an argument in the laneway ended with the victim being shot in the forearm.


Two suspects fled in a white “hatchback” vehicle. The suspect with the gun is described as a short, white male, 17 to 22 years old, wearing baggy jeans, a yellow T-shirt and a camouflage hoodie sweater.

Also yesterday, a woman brandishing a gun entered 1-for-1 Pizza at 355 Greber Blvd. at 3:15 a.m., demanding the contents of a cash register. The woman fled with about $200, said Gatineau Police Acting Staff Sergeant Julie Gagne.

She drove away in a small white car. No one was injured. The suspect is described as female, 5-foot-7 and between 20 and 25 years old. She wore a blue-hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a green bandanna covering her face. She spoke English with a French accent.

And on Saturday, two masked men — one with a handgun — entered an elderly couple’s home and stole what police described as “a large quantity” of cash before running away.

The couple was not injured during the home invasion, which happened around 8 p.m. in the St. Laurent-McArthur Avenue area.

Also on the weekend, a city man was charged after police’s Guns and Gangs unit seized several guns and ammunition from a Stittsville home. Fred Davis, 48, faces a number of charges.

why not an ambulance?

  • The victim in the house-party shooting was taken to Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus after police found him on a city bus.

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