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Cases were found at the interior of the toilets for the disabled at the public library in the Saint-Michel borough.

The Canadian Press

Two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, were arrested in connection with shots fired inside a Montreal public library last weekend.

The Montreal City Police Service (SPVM) announced that it had arrested them on Tuesday in their respective homes in the Villeray–Saint-Michel district –Park-Extension. Evidence was also seized during searches.

The two suspects appeared before the Youth Chamber and were charged with possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the SPVM sent on Wednesday. /p>

Other charges could be added later, the police force said.

Remember that the emergency services were called around 3 p.m. last Sunday regarding the noise of firecrackers coming from inside the public toilets of the Saint-Michel library.

Once they arrived at the establishment on rue François-Perreault, not far from rue Michel-Ange, the police discovered bullet casings on the bathroom floor. They also noticed projectile impacts on the walls of the room.

The two suspects who were at the scene quickly fled the room. following the detonations. The investigation confirmed that the third teenager who was present in the library toilets was not directly involved in the event, said the SPVM.

Even though several patrons were in the library at the time of the event, no one was injured.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116