Man fatally shot during fight in St-Leonard
Published Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:26AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:13PM EDT
An early morning fight in the St-Leonard borough ended with a fatal shooting early on Sunday morning.
It’s the eleventh homicide in Montreal in 2017.
At 1:15 a.m., police received several 911 calls regarding a fight between several people on Provencher St. near Denis-Papin and several gunshots had been heard.
Police found the victim, a 29-year-old male, on the ground with gunshot wounds to his upper body. Despite the work of paramedics, the man was declared dead on the scene.
One witness told police the shooting happened during a wedding reception, though another witness disputed that.
Other people involved in the altercation fled before police arrived. A perimeter has been erected in the area and the SPVM’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating.
A K-9 unit has also been dispatched to aid in the search for suspects.