OTTAWA — Just after 9 a.m. Thursday, Ottawa police officers responded to multiple 911 calls regarding someone discharging a firearm in front of Courthouse Square Apartments, located in the 100 block of E. 3rd St.


According to information released by police Lt. Doug Waterman, officers located a 71-year-old Ottawa man on the sidewalk dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man’s next-of-kin was notified.


Officers blocked off E. 3rd Street until about noon to investigate and determined no one else was injured in the incident.


No further information will be released, Waterman said.