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Shots were fired in a Montreal library

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Armed shell casings were found inside the toilets for the disabled at the public library in the Saint-Michel borough.

The Canadian Press

The Service police of the City of Montreal (SPVM) are investigating shots fired inside the public library in the Saint-Michel borough on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted around 3 p.m. after witnesses heard firecracker noises coming from a toilet for people with reduced mobility, reports Caroline Chèvrefils, media relations officer for the SPVM.

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

According to witnesses met at the scene, suspects fired shots and then fled before the arrival of the police, continues the publicist.< /p>

Even though several patrons were in the library, no one was injured.

The location was secured to allow investigators and forensic identification technicians to analyze the scene and attempt to clarify the circumstances surrounding the event.

No arrests have yet been made in connection with this case, but the investigation is ongoing.

Ms. Chèvrefils indicates that checks could be made with surveillance cameras located in the area in order to trace the suspects.

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