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Shooting in northern Montreal, one person hospitalized

Shooting in northern Montreal, one person hospitalized
Shooting in northern Montreal, one person hospitalized

A 35-year-old man was rushed to hospital in Montreal on Tuesday morning after being shot in the upper body.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. on Rolland Blvd., near Pierre Street, in the Montreal North borough.

The first people to call 911 reported that a man had been stabbed, but the initial phase of the police investigation revealed that the victim had been shot.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground in the middle of Rolland Blvd.

The man, who was conscious at the time, was taken to hospital. Approximately two hours after the incident, Montreal police (SPVM) reported that the victim’s life was out of danger.

“According to initial information from witnesses, a suspect is said to have shot in the direction of the victim for an unknown reason and fled on foot before the police arrived,” said Véronique Dubuc, a spokesperson for the SPVM.

Detectives from the Montreal police department were sent to the scene to analyze the crime. A dog handler was also deployed to help find evidence.

It is striking that a shell casing was found at the crime scene.

Witnesses to the incident are also being questioned by detectives.

–This report from La Presse Canadienne was translated by CityNews