January shooting in Little Italy sparks homicide investigation after victim dies

Ottawa police are now treating a shooting in Little Italy almost two weeks ago as a homicide investigation.

The Ottawa Paramedic Service and Ottawa Police Service (OPS) responded to an apartment building in the 100 block of Champagne Avenue South around 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29.

The victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Thursday.

He has been identified as 33-year-old Jama Roble of Ottawa, ON.

There are no further details at this time from police.

Anyone with information, cell phone footage, or any other video of the incident is asked to contact the Central Criminal Investigations Unit or the Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166 or 5050.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

With files from Mike Lacasse.

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