Quebec police say the weapon used to kill three people in the Montreal area this week was acquired illegally.
Provincial police spokeswoman Genevieve Gagnon said Abdulla Shaikh, 26, who was suspected of killing the three men indiscriminately, did not have a firearms license.
But she says police still don’t know how he got a gun.
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Shaikh was killed by Montreal police on Thursday morning, he is suspected of killing three men in the space of approximately 24 hours.
Quebec’s Mental Health Review Commission ruled in March that Shaikh, who was under the supervision of a mental health hospital after being found not criminally responsible in a mischief case in November 2018, posed a “risk important” for public safety, but allowed him to continue to live in the community.
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Police allege he shot two men, André Fernand Lemieux, 64, and Mohamed Salah Belhaj, 48, on Tuesday night in Montreal and killed a third man, Alex Levis Crevier, 22, in Laval, Que. , about 24 hours later.
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