A double shooting in the city's west end early Sunday 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 found a 24-year-old male suffering from two gun shot wounds to the lower extremities, which caused severe arterial bleeding, and a 51-year-old male who had been shot once in the lower extremity.
Both men were taken the Ottawa Hospital's trauma centre. The 24-year-old man 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 were called to 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 the trauma centre, where he was listed in critical condition.
At 6:15 p.m., two vehicles were involved in a T-bone collision at Moodie Drive and Fallowfield Road.
A 48-year-old female was treated for severe chest and abdominal injuries, while a 25-year-old male, who had to be extricated, was suffering from memory loss.
At 7:36 p.m., paramedics treated a 22-year-old male who was thrown from a sport bike while exiting Highway 417 at Walkley Road.