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(Updated 1 p.m., March 25)
Community leaders meet to discuss Jasmine Crescent

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

A group of 22 community leaders met on Thursday to discuss the recent shootings on Jasmine Crescent and how to make the community a safer place to live.

The meeting was organized by Beacon Hill, Cyrville councillor Tim Tierney and included represenatives from the Ottawa Police Service, the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Crime Prevention Ottawa, Lester B. Pearson High School, the Sutton Place residents' association, Ottawa Neighbourhood Services and Gloucester High School.

Community leaders met Thursday night to discuss ways to improve the situation on Jasmine Crescent. Photo provided

The main object of the meeting, says Tierney, was to send a message to local residents and the community at large that they are not alone and that, by and large, the community is a safe place to live.

"The actions of a couple of people shouldn't taint the whole community," said Tierney, "and we want to make sure that we send a strong message that we care about this community and we're here fighting for them.".

This latest effort at community building is being done in the aftermath of the shooting death of Nooredin Hassan, 20, in the middle of the street on March 8.

The incident was the third homicide in the community in the past 12 months. Another man was shot in the chest, arms and legs in a separate incident in December and survived.

That shooting, along with two of the three homicides were drug related. The police have to determine a motive for the most recent shooting death.

Tierney is quick to point out that the community is no different than other communities in the city when it comes to domestic violence, assaults, theft and property damage.

A major walk is planned for Saturday, April 10 starting at Lester B. Pearson High School and following Jasmine Crescent around to Gloucester High School.

Residents from Jasmine Crescent and the surrounding community and encouraged to take part in the walk in a show of solidarity.

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