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Man dead after shooting at Lachine basketball court


A man is dead after a shooting on a basketball court in Lachine on Wednesday.

At 7:30 p.m., Montreal police (SPVM) received a 911 call about the incident on Duff Court Street.

When officers arrived, they found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound on his upper body.

Paramedics performed CPR on the victim as they rolled him into the ambulance. A woman could be heard crying loudly in front of a large group of people as someone came to console her.

The man was sent to hospital with serious injuries, where he eventually died.

The suspect allegedly arrived and fired a gun before fleeing the scene, police spokesperson Véronique Dubuc said. 

No arrests have been made.

It is the 17th homicide to occur on the Montreal police territory this year.

Police have set up a mobile command post near the crime scene in the hopes that witnesses will come forward with information that will lead to an arrest. Police will be there until 5 p.m. Thursday. Top Stories

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