- Death around Place Versailles shopping center marks the city’s 4th killing of the year.
- When officers came to the location, they saw a man suffering from one gunshot injury to his upper body.
- The man was taken to hospital in a crucial state and later died of his wounds.
Man killed in shooting at Montreal’s east end:
A 28-year-old man has died in hospital following an overnight firing in Montreal’s Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough Thursday morning.
Police were called to the intersection of Pierre Corneille and de Boucherville Streets, the north-eastern rim of the Place Versailles shopping center, around midnight.
When officers reached the location, they saw a man suffering from one gunshot injury to his upper body. The man was taken to hospital in a necessary state and later died of his wounds. His demise marks the fourth killing on the island this year.
SPVM’s Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant stated no detentions had been made, and there are no suspects so far. He said there were few eyewitnesses at the location when the firing happened.
Investigators will be speaking with the victim’s household to discover more regarding his history.
“The victim is not known to [police] services,” Brabant stated. “For now, we don’t know the cause of him being the prey of those bullets.”
Investigators with the force’s major crimes department are on the scene, and a command center has been set up.
They will be door-knocking and checking CCTV cameras in the location to determine the circumstances that led to the murder.
Source – cbc.ca