Three shootings in less than six hours in Montreal: one injured, no arrest
MONTREAL — Three shootings broke out on public roads in as many areas of Montreal on Wednesday evening; one of them injured someone.
Around 6:10 p.m., an occupant of a vehicle traveling on boulevard Perras near the intersection of boulevard Rodolphe-Forget, in Rivière-des-Prairies, opened fire in the direction of another automobile which was on the move.
No suspects or victims had been located by the officers of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) a few hours after the event, but several casings of firearm projectiles were found on the ground, on the boulevard Perras.
At 10:30 p.m., a person who made a call to the 911 emergency center reported that detonations had just been heard at the intersection of boulevard de Maisonneuve Est and rue Sanguinet, downtown.
When they arrived on the scene, the SPVM police officers found several shell casings on the ground and noted projectile impacts on a car and on a building, but no casualties were reported.
Finally, about an hour later, around 11:30 p.m., another 911 call reported gunshots at the intersection of Ethel and de l’Eglise streets, in the Verdun borough.
Shortly after, firefighters from the Montreal Fire Department (SSIM) reported to the SPVM that in the same area, an injured man had just asked them for help at the intersection of boulevard LaSalle and rue Galt.
It appears that this man was walking with a woman where the shots had been heard earlier and that he was hit in the legs. He was transported to a hospital where he was in stable condition on Thursday morning.
The lady was not injured.
Casings from firearm projectiles were found at the scene of the shooting. No one has been arrested.
SPVM investigators and the canine squad began examining the scene.
In the middle of the night, the police were unable to establish any links between the various shootings.