MONTREAL. Three shootings that took place over the course of three hours on the island of Montreal left two dead and two seriously injured.
According to information released late Thursday by the Montreal Police Service (SPVM), medical authorities fear for the lives of the three injured.
In only one of the three cases, the suspects were arrested.
The event that claimed the man’s life took place around 2 a.m. in western Montreal.
According to information received by the GPVM, several shots were fired from an unspecified location at a car that was traveling at the intersection of Ronald and Avon streets.
Upon arrival, the police found the driver of the car, who was 18 years old, dead. Its passenger, a young man of 17, was seriously injured, and the other person on board had already fled.
Suspects were soon arrested in the area.
The 17-year-old, who was in critical condition, sadly died from his injuries, SPVM agent Caroline Chevrefils said on Thursday evening.
Approximately three hours earlier, around 11:00 pm on Wednesday, two young men, aged 18 and 20, were killed in a double attack in the Pointe Saint-Charles neighborhood in southwest Montreal.
According to the latest news received by SPVM, no arrests have been made in connection with these attacks, which took place at the intersection of Dick Irvine Street and Ashe Avenue, in the immediate vicinity of Le Ber Park.
Police arrived at the scene and found several shell casings on the ground. Apparently, the conflict between several people broke out shortly before the shooting, which took place near a kindergarten and several residential buildings.
And around midnight, 15 people, who were in a moving car, opened fire on the building of a licensed establishment at the intersection of Avenue Dollar and Rue de Saguenay in the La Salle district.
Police are not reporting any casualties or suspects in the incident, but the building was hit with at least one gunshot.
Security perimeters were set up at the site of the three attacks. Investigators of the SPVM undertook to examine him, accompanied by employees of the canine unit and forensic experts.