Ottawa Police identify victim in Claremont Drive shooting

Ottawa Police have identified 28-year-old Mohamed Najdi of Ottawa as the victim of a shooting on Claremont Drive on Sunday night.

See Full Article

It is Ottawa's first homicide of 2016.

Police say they were called to Claremont Drive in the area of St. Laurent Blvd and Hemlock Road around 10:40 p.m. Sunday. Najdi was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the shooting was targeted and gang-related. Police have not made any arrests and say they do not have any suspects at this time.

The victim was known to police although they are not saying how. Court documents, however, indicate a long history with the criminal justice system. Najdi has served time and been on probation for a variety of criminal offences from forgery of documents, to fraud over $5,000 and failure to comply with conditions. In January 2008, Najdi and four others were charged with attempted murder in relation to a drive-by shooting. All charges were dropped in March 2008.

The fatal shooting happened just blocks away from Manor Park Public School. Though the school is not directly addressing the topic the school has sent a letter home to parents with tips on how to talk to kids about these kinds of incidents and how to spot potential problems.

Some signs that your child may not be coping well are:

· Sleep problems: Watch for trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, difficulty waking, nightmares, or other sleep disturbances.

· Physical complaints: Children may complain of feeling tired, having a headache, or generally feeling unwell.

· Changes in behaviour:Look for signs of regressive behaviour, including social regression, acting more immature, or becoming less patient and more demanding.

· Emotional problems: Children may experience undue sadness, depression, anxiety, or fears.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Ottawa Shootings 2016



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • G7 leaders confer with Zelenskyy, prep new aid for Ukraine

    World News CTV News
    ELMAU, Germany - Leading economic powers conferred by video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday as they underscored their commitment to Ukraine for the long haul with plans to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, raise tariffs on Russian goods and impose other new sanctions. Source
  • Canada outperformed most G10 countries during first two years of pandemic response: study

    Canada News CTV News
    Canada handled key aspects of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic better in the first two years of the health emergency than most G10 countries, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto compared COVID-19 infection, death, excess mortality and vaccination rates, social and public health restrictions and economic performance to determine how the G10 countries performed. Source
  • Widow angry with broken N.S. health care system after husband dies waiting for heart surgery

    Canada News CBC News
    Gay Clarke keeps wondering why things didn't happen differently. "I did all the what-ifs," she said. She and her husband, Mark Clarke, lived in Kentville, N.S., until his death at the age of 66 in February. Source
  • Libraries in Canada hit by wave of hate, threats, as right-wing groups protest all-age drag events

    Canada News CBC News
    Family-friendly drag events across Canada, many hosted by municipal libraries, have been targeted by a deluge of hateful comments and threats during Pride month, prompting multiple police investigations and renewed concerns about the safety of the LGBTQ community. Source
  • The pandemic upset how we assess students. Experts worry that's also hampered recovery efforts

    Canada News CBC News
    Some young learners are struggling to build early reading skills while others stumble over math concepts. Repeated pandemic pivots have left students out of practice with classroom learning, impacted their mental health and distanced them from peers. Source
  • Canada can now seize, sell off Russian assets. What's next?

    Canada News CBC News
    Selling Russian-owned assets to pay for Ukraine's reconstruction may sound like a logical approach to restitution, but as the Canadian government gains new powers to begin this process, questions remain about how it will work, and whether some issues are headed to court. Source
  • Parents, caregivers face new juggling act as employers evaluate work-from-home policies

    Canada News CBC News
    There's no daily commute for Amy McQuaid-England these days. That's because she's advising clients on social media matters from her home in Brighton, Ont., without having to cross her doorstep. The communications professional said this "life-changing" style of flexible work allows her to manage the needs of her young family while also managing her business. Source
  • Zelensky expected to ask for more support in address to G7 leaders

    World News CBC News
    The ongoing war in Ukraine will move from being an distant conflict to something more tangible for the leaders of the world's seven wealthiest democracies on Monday with an address by the embattled country's president. Volodymyr Zelensky said he's going to tell G7 leaders that despite their efforts to arms his country and to isolate the regime of Russia President Vladimir Putin, more needs to be done — and fast. Source
  • Quebec family forms a special bond with physician after death of their youngest son

    Canada News CBC News
    Twinkle lights spiral around the trunks of tall spruce trees outside the Dwyer-Odell home in Arundel, a village in the Laurentians, north of Montreal. A wind chime hanging from a branch tinkles. Dozens of wooden hearts, each holding a message for Brayden Odell and his family, decorate the boughs. Source
  • Connecting Indigenous inmates to their culture: Grand Chief performs at Manitoba prison

    Canada News CTV News
    Behind prison walls, National Indigenous People’s Day was celebrated this month, with inmates at a Manitoba federal prison granted access to music, drumming and sharing circles — positive steps forward to reconnect Indigenous inmates with their culture and rehabilitate a group that is incarcerated at a disproportionate rate. Source