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(Updated 5:30 p.m., March 9)
Police continue to investigate Jasmine Crescent shooting

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Nooredin Hassan, 20, has been identified as the victim of a shooting on Jasmine Crescent on Tuesday. CBC Photo

Ottawa police are investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old man at the corner of Jasmine Crescent and Innes Road shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police were called to the scene at 6:20 p.m. where they found the victim, Nooredin Hassan, lying unconcious. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

It is the fifth homicide of the year in Ottawa, and the third in the Jasmine Crescent community in less than 12 months.

Connor Stevenson, 18, was stabbed to death in the hallway of his mother’s Jasmine Cres-cent apartment last April, and Issaiah Clashar, 17, was stabbed outside a different apartment building on the same street in September. Both kill-ings were drug related.

Another man survived being shot in the back, neck and legs in a separate incident on Arrowsmith Drive, which runs off Jasmine Crescent, in December.

Police have yet to identify either a motive, or a suspect in Tuesday’s shooting, but they have interviewed several eyewitnesses including a woman who told a neighbour she saw the suspect shoot the victim in the head and chest.

According to media reports, Hassan was shot while walking along the street. The alleged shooter then got in a car and drove off at a high speed.

The victim was known to police having been convicted in 2014 for committing an armed home invasion and robbing a convenience store. He served a total of 19 months for both convictions.

In an interview with the CBC on Wednesday, Ali Nur Hassan said his brother was attempting to turn his life around. After serving out his sentence he began taking courses at Gloucester High School towards his diploma.

In the aftermath of Wednesday’s shooting, Beacon Hill, Cyrville Ward councillor Tim Tierney is demanding the city take concrete measures to help ensure the safety of local residents.

Among the measures he wants the city to consider are closed circuit cameras, a marked increase in police patrols, and the implementation of a Neighbourhood Watch program.

“I will not stop until we find real solutions to this ongoing problem,” says Tierney. .

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