Montreal deplores a 37th homicide in 2021
While the problem of firearms has accelerated for several months, the 39-year-old man shot Monday evening in Saint Leonard died. This is the 37th homicide recorded on the territory of the city of Montreal in 2021 according to the Service de police de la ville de Montréal (SPVM).
“Monday evening, around 9:40 pm, calls were made to 911 concerning gunshots near rue Jean-Talon and boulevard de l & rsquo; Assomption in the Saint-Léonard borough. On the spot, the police located a 39-year-old man who had been hit several times in the upper body by projectiles from firearms, “explains SPVM spokesperson Manuel Couture.
The victim was conscious during her treatment at the hospital, but her state of health quickly deteriorated. His death was declared at the hospital center. According to the SPVM, one or more suspects fled before the police arrived.
The crime scene was still in place at 7:30 am and the “investigators will try to understand the circumstances surrounding this event ”. “This is all the information we have. There are still no arrests in this case, “adds the officer.
Two probably-arson fires
That same evening, two fires were reported in the Plateau-Mont-Royal territory. A first fire was reported around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Saint-Laurent and Napoléon and another occurred around 4 a.m. at the intersection of Avenue du Parc and Saint-Joseph. “In the two fires, there would possibly be traces of accelerating and the damage is considerable,” said agent Manuel Couture.
Investigators will be on site during the day.