10/26/2011 10:08 EDT | Updated 12/26/2011 05:12 EST

Ottawa Gloucester Mall Shooting: Two Killed At Popular Shopping Complex

Two people are dead following a shooting in a mall in Ottawa's east end Wednesday night.

Police received the call around 8:30 p.m., a half hour before closing time, after gunshots were heard at the Gloucester Centre shopping plaza.

Both of the victims were reportedly shot at the Caribbean Exposure tanning salon in the mall. Ambulances raced to the scene and paramedics have now confirmed two people died from gunshot wounds.

A witness at the Zellers store next to the tanning salon told CBC News she heard four or five shots, then saw security guards sprinting towards the scene. When she passed by, she said, she saw people performing CPR on somebody inside.

No arrests have been made.