23-year-old man identified as victim in south end homicide

Ottawa Police have identified 23-year-old Tarek Dakhil, of Ottawa, as the victim in Tuesday night's fatal shooting in south Ottawa.

Dakhil was shot dead in the area of Paul Anka Drive, near Uplands Drive.

As many as eight shots were heard some time around 8:30 p.m.

The Major Crime unit of the Ottawa Police is investigating. This is the first homicide of 2018.

It comes about a month earlier than Ottawa's first homicide of 2017, which occurred on February 2 of that year.