Shooting at Estérel: the Sûreté du Québec arrested a suspect
The investigation is continuing in this case that occurred in the parking lot of a hotel in the Laurentians.
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirms the arrest of a 53-year-old man in connection with the shooting which left one injured Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a hotel complex in Estérel, in the Laurentians .
The man should appear by videoconference today or Monday at the Saint-Jérôme courthouse.
According to a spokesperson from the SQ, he is a person known to police circles.
This arrest does not end the investigation. Police are continuing to search for other suspects in this case.
Shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday, shots rang out in the parking lot of the Estérel Resort hotel complex, on Chemin Fridolin-Simard.
According to information obtained by Radio-Canada, three people opened fire in the parking lot before fleeing in a black Hyundai SUV.< /p>
The victim, Valeriy Tarasenko, is being treated for serious injuries in hospital, but his life is not in danger.
The 44-year-old businessman is a Russian-speaker of Ukrainian origin who has assets in Montreal, the Laurentians and Florida.
He is known for his ties to Inna Yashchyshy, a 33-year-old woman who managed to infiltrate the inner circle of former US President Donald Trump.