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Woman critically injured in shooting in Ottawa’s Westboro neighbourhood

A woman is in critical condition in hospital following a daylight shooting in Ottawa’s Westboro neighbourhood.

Ottawa police say there is a police operation in the 200 block of Avondale Avenue, near Tweedsmuir Avenue. Emergency crews responded to a call for a shooting at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

An Ottawa paramedic spokesperson tells CTV News Ottawa that paramedics transported a woman to hospital with gunshot wounds. She was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Police are urging the public to avoid the area, and road closures are in effect.

No other information has been released.

A photo sent to CTV News Ottawa showed several police vehicles parked on Avonmore Avenue.

This is a developing news story. CTV News Ottawa will update the story as more information becomes available.

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