For the second time in recent weeks, Ottawa police responded to the unlawful discharge of a firearm.
According to a news release from the Ottawa Police Department, 21-year-old Ottawa resident Christopher D. Dahlke was issued a citation Friday after allegedly firing a shot while at the Sienna South Apartments in the 900 block of West 17th Street. The round entered an adjoining apartment where no one was home.
Dahlke will be required to appear in Ottawa Municipal Court to face a charge of unlawful discharge of a firearm.
Following the incident, which comes on the heels of the accidental shooting of a 4-year-old Jan. 4 in Ottawa, Ottawa Police Captain Adam Weingartner issued a warning about firearms.
“This is the second discharge of a firearm call in Ottawa in the past week. In both cases the triggers to the weapons were deliberately pulled; the weapons were thought to both be unloaded," he said. "It is important for residents to handle firearms safely; if you think the weapon is unloaded make sure to check it again."