The mayor of Laval, Stéphane Boyer, will provide an update at 11 a.m. on the shooting that injured four people near Collège Montmorency on Friday evening and caused a stir in Quebec. He will be accompanied by the director of the Service de police de Laval, Pierre Brochet.
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Hundreds of students were confined for more than four hours Friday evening at Collège Montmorency after shots rang out shortly after 5 p.m. in a park near the establishment, which runs along Boulevard de l’Avenir. Emergency services were called to the scene at 5:22 p.m.
Three of the injured people were hit by projectiles. They were then taken to a hospital center, where there was no fear for their lives. The fourth person was slightly injured by shrapnel and was treated on the spot. At least one of the victims is known to the police and has a criminal record. The suspect in this case is still wanted.
None of the shootings took place in Collège Montmorency, but the four injured people were spotted in the establishment, reported Friday evening to the To have to Laval Police Service (SPL) spokesperson Geneviève Major. This is why the students were confined to this building for several hours, before being able to leave the premises to join their worried parents, shortly before 10 p.m. An imposing security perimeter has been erected in this area.
“My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones. We will relentlessly fight armed violence in our streets so that Quebec remains a safe place,” Premier François Legault reacted Friday evening.
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