One man killed and two others injured by gunshot in downtown Montreal
A security perimeter has been established near the Bell Centre.
A man was killed and two others were injured after being shot in downtown Montreal on Tuesday evening. The events took place at the corner of Saint-Antoine and de la Montagne streets near the Bell Center, shortly before 8 p.m.
Police did not find any victims in their arrival at the scene. However, these were located one kilometer away, in front of the Georges-Vanier metro station.
Witnesses told the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) that a moving vehicle allegedly fired on the victims' vehicle before fleeing. The latter would have continued on their way before stopping in rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, near rue Georges-Vanier.
One of the men succumbed to his injuries on square. A second was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Subsequently, the police located a third victim, injured in the lower body, at the corner of Saint-Antoine Ouest and Saint-Martin streets. The man was taken to hospital in critical condition. The SPVM could not immediately confirm whether he was in the vehicle that had been targeted in front of the Bell Center.
Montreal police announced earlier today that the two victims who had been taken to hospital were in stable condition.
Police forces have established a large security perimeter on Saint-Antoine Street West, between Peel and Georges-Vanier.
The Société de transport de Montréal has also confirmed that the Georges-Vanier metro station was closed on Tuesday evening. Service resumed on Wednesday morning.
Major crime investigators and forensic identification technicians analyze the scene and review the images from the surveillance cameras. No suspects have been arrested at this time.
With information from La Presse canadienne