The SPVM arrests six suspects linked to four cases involving firearms
Cases and shell impacts bullets were also reported in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension and in Anjou.
The SPVM intervened in Anjou, where shell casings and bullet holes were reported.
The Police Department de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) announced on Tuesday the arrest of six suspects last weekend in connection with four cases involving firearms.
In a press release published on its website, the SPVM said it also seized five firearms during these arrests.
Three of them occurred on Saturday.
At around 4:15 a.m., patrol officers first intercepted a vehicle that had run a red light at the x27;corner of Lucien-L'Allier and Saint-Jacques streets, in downtown Montreal. Inside this car they discovered a weapon. The driver and passenger, both known to authorities, were immediately arrested.
Narcotics were also seized, police added.
The same day, around 5 p.m., officers seized the collar, near Place Émilie-Gamelin, in the Latin Quarter, of a person wanted for a knife attack committed last year.
When arresting him, they noticed that the individual accompanying the suspect quickly fled on foot. He was intercepted shortly after, writes the SPVM. This second person was armed with a 9mm pistol.
Finally, still on Saturday, about two hours later, a 32-year-old drug trafficker, suspected of having fired a shot a few hours earlier in Montreal East, told him also been arrested. Three searches carried out subsequently, including one at the defendant's home, led to the discovery of a pistol, ammunition and drugs.
Late Sunday evening, the interception of a vehicle on boulevard Crémazie Est, in the north of Montreal, made it possible to stop an individual who had violated his conditions of release. A search revealed a handgun in the car.
The police recovered casings and found bullet holes on the front door of an apartment building.
On Tuesday, the police found bullet casings and found bullet holes on a door of an apartment building located on 13th Avenue, near Crémazie Boulevard, in the borough de Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension.
The SPVM forensic identification services went to the scene.
Shots were also fired early Tuesday evening in the borough of Anjou. Casing cartridges were found and bullet holes were spotted, but no injuries were reported.
The event occurred shortly after 5 p.m. #x27;intersection of Georges and Rhéaume avenues, in a residential area. The police department then received several calls about gunshots.
One or more suspects opened fire on Rhéaume Avenue and fled before the attack. x27; arrival of the police, explained the spokesperson for the police force, Caroline Chèvrefils. The SPVM did not immediately indicate whether a vehicle was involved in the escape of the suspect(s).
The scene of the events has been protected for investigation. The bullet holes were then observed on an apartment building.
The investigators then met with witnesses. The investigation continues, but no suspects have been arrested.
With information from La Presse canadienne