Shots rang out on the normally quiet Canterbury Avenue early Monday morning.
Now Ottawa Police have a car with a smashed driver’s side window and a number of shell casings, but no suspects.
Police were called to the 800 block of Canterbury Avenue around 2 a.m. after receiving several calls from people who heard gunshots.
One woman who lives near Canterbury High School said she heard five gunshots, but when her boyfriend reached the window to look, no one was there.
“We were woken up by closer sounding shots,” said the woman, who did not wish to be identified. “My (boyfriend) jumped up to look outside, saw nothing.”
It was the second time in a week that the woman awoke to what sounded like gunfire. On Monday morning she said she woke up to five other shots fired at approximately 5 a.m.
“I was asleep when the loud gun shots, five in a row, woke me and (my boyfriend) on Monday morning,” she said.
“To me it sounded like it came from the building but (my boyfriend) said it definitely was from outside because of the echo it made.”
Staff Sgt. Mark Patterson with Ottawa Police Services’ Guns and Gangs Unit confirmed that police were called to the street on Monday morning. But when officers arrived they could find no evidence of a shooting.
“We were not able to suggest that anything transpired there, because no evidence was collected to basically corroborate that there was an actual shooting there,” said Patterson.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting Thursday morning is being asked to contact Ottawa Police Services at 613-236-1222.