Ottawa may assign tactical medics to high-shooting areas

They would be deployed to parts of the city with a rising number of gang-related shootings to quickly respond with police

Ottawa Community News

OTTAWA, Canada — Ottawa’s paramedic service may consider assigning its specially trained tactical paramedics in parts of the city that have seen a rising number of gang-related shootings.

While difficult to predict where future shootings may occur, a number of incidents involving gunfire have rocked the west end of the city and Nepean, leaving a trail of wounded victims and spent shell casings.

“That’s something that we might look into is to place a tactical paramedic in and around those zones to be able to respond with police when they get that call,” said J.P. Trottier, spokesman for the Ottawa Paramedic Service.

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