There has been a new development in a case involving the body of a man found near a high school in the nation's capital, as Ottawa Police have now confirmed the cause of death.

In a July 28 tweet, the authorities revealed that this case was now being treated as a homicide by shooting, following an announcement this morning that the cause of death was still pending.

Update: The Homicide Unit has confirmed that the death is considered a homicide due to a shooting.

Ottawa Police Service

The victim was identified as 21-year-old Ottawa resident Mohamed Hassan, whose body was found on a path behind Samuel Genest High School on July 27 at around 5:15 P.M.

Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact the homicide unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493.

Anonymous tips can also be provided through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting

Via Ottawa Police Service
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