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Oakville man, 19, arrested in Montreal after shooting that left 2 teens dead

Oakville man, 19, arrested in Montreal after shooting that left 2 teens dead

An Oakville man wanted in Montreal in connection with the shooting deaths of two teenage boys was one of five men arrested in Oakville in late March, police west of Toronto said.

In a news release Friday, Halton Regional Police said they had arrested the 19-year-old, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for charges related to a fatal shooting in Montreal in July 2022. The boys, 17 and 18, were killed after multiple shots were fired into a car in Montreal West.

Police said they searched a home near Dundas Street W. and Bronte Road in Oakville on March 29. All five men, including the one wanted by Montreal police, were arrested at that time.

Police said they have turned the Oakville man over to Montreal police detectives who will charge him, but they said he has not yet been charged with any alleged crimes in the Halton area.

Police have not released his name because of his age at the time the murders are alleged to have occurred. They say they cannot identify any of the other adults charged because releasing their names could lead to the identification of the other men who are still juveniles.

According to police, the other four are from Montreal and are aged 16, 18, 20 and 21.

Inside the Oakville home, officers found stolen items and tools commonly used in car thefts, including several reprogramming and relay devices. Police also seized a stolen BMW.

The four from Montreal have been charged with a similar series of criminal charges related to auto theft, including multiple counts of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of burglary instruments, possession of a car key and several misdemeanor prior charges.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Halton Police.