Police arrest two suspects in connection with fatal shooting at Rockland Center

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Police arrest two suspects in connection with fatal shooting at Rockland Center

The victim of the shooting at the Rockland Center had links to organized crime.

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) announced Thursday the #x27;arrest of two suspects in connection with the shooting at the Rockland center, in the west end of Montreal, at the end of August. Maxime Lenoir, 44, was then killed.

The man suspected of shooting Mr. Lenoir has been arrested in Vancouver. His accomplice, who would be the driver of the vehicle, was arrested in Ottawa, explained the SPVM.

The latter and the alleged shooter will be repatriated to Montreal and will appear in order to make facing charges of first degree murder. The two suspects are linked to organized crime, the SPVM said in a press release.

Still according to the police, the two people are 33 and 27 years old, respectively.

A Mazda 6, which left the scene of the tragedy immediately after the shots fired at Mr. Lenoir, was found the next day, burned.

The murder of Maxime Lenoir, an individual known in police circles for his links with organized crime, occurred a few minutes before another assassination, also committed in broad daylight, in a pizzeria on rue Saint-Denis, in the Latin Quarter.

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The victim, Diego Fiorita, was 50 years old.

At present, the evidence gathered by investigators does not do not make it possible to establish a link between these two events. The Major Crimes Section will continue its work to elucidate everything, the police further indicated.

According to Sophie Roy, acting director of the SPVM, the feeling of security of the Montreal population was affected on August 23 due to two fatal shootings.

With information from Pascal Robidas

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