One person is dead, and three people are in "serious" condition following a mass shooting in downtown Ottawa, police said Wednesday.
According to the Ottawa Police Service said in a statement that they responded to reports of a shooting at about 7:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. Upon arrival, they found "several" people injured.
One person was confirmed to be dead at the scene. Three others were transported to local hospitals.
Police are searching for a suspect, but added that they do not consider the incident an "active shooter situation."
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and is located in the province of Ontario.
More on this as it develops.
Police are responding to a shooting in the 400 block of Gilmour Street. Many injuries reported. A coordinated response is underway. Please avoid the area. Updates to follow. #ottnews https://t.co/rC9O7qGLAB
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) January 8, 2020