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.

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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).

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