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Herongate disturbance call leads to gun charges

A 23-year-old Ottawa man is facing several gun-related charges in connection with a disturbance in the Herongate area over the weekend.

Police were called to a home on Fairlea Crescent around 7 a.m. Saturday to investigate the incident involving two men.

One was arrested at the scene with a loaded handgun, marijuana and a large amount of cash.

Ahmed Essa is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, along with seven other gun-related charges, possessing drugs and several court breaches.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

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