MONTREAL—A Laval man is in hospital on Thursday evening after he was shot by police after a tense standoff in the St-Vincent-de-Paul sector near Pie-IX Blvd.

Laval police received a call about an altercation at 969 Rose-de-Lima St. just after 5 p.m. When they arrived they found two victims, an 85-year-old and 40-year-old man. Both had been stabbed repeatedly.

The 34-year-old suspect lived in the same triplex as the two other men. While searching his apartment unit, police found an empty rifle casing and called for backup. They located the man at a nearby parking lot, armed with a rifle.

While trying to convince the suspect to drop his weapon—the man has a history of mental illness—a shot was fired at the suspect, striking him in the upper body. Laval police spokesman Franco Di Genova confirmed that the man did point his weapon at police officers.

The man was conscious as he was transported to hospital. Both of his suspected victims are listed in serious condition.

The Surete du Quebec has been called in to investigate the shooting—standard procedure after a shooting involving police.