Troubled night in Montreal: three shootings, three injuries and two arrests
One of the shootings occurred near the intersection of rue Saint-Denis and boulevard de Maisonneuve where two people were injured.
< p class="e-p">The night was very eventful for the Montreal police officers called to the scene of three events where shots were fired.
The most recent occurred around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Ville-Marie borough, where two men were injured.
It was a call to 911 that alerted emergency services to the shots fired outside on rue Saint-Denis, near boulevard de Maisonneuve Est.
Upon arrival, the police discovered two men with gunshot wounds; one aged 32, injured in the upper body and the other aged 26, injured in the lower body.
The two men were transported in the hospital, where their condition was described as stable.
Two arrests took place. We are talking about a 47-year-old man and a second 34-year-old man, both known to our police department. The relationship between the suspects and the victims has not yet been determined, said Constable Gabriella Youakim, spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
The SPVM police officers had gone a few blocks away a little earlier, around midnight, where gunshots were heard at Place Émilie-Gamelin park.
Once at the scene, the police located a victim with gunshot wounds to the upper body. According to the first information gathered from witnesses, at least one suspect shot the victim before fleeing, said agent Youakim.
The victim is a 38 year old male. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but his condition has stabilized. No one was arrested.
Then, thirty minutes later, officers received a call of shots being fired on 31st Avenue near Beaubien Street East , around half past midnight, again near a park, this time in the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
Once on the scene, the police locate several projectile impacts on a parked vehicle. They also find several casings on the ground. For the moment, no victim has been located or has come forward, said the SPVM spokesperson.
Here too, the scene was protected to allow investigators to do their job.