Another teenager is shot dead in Montreal

The year has barely started and already a 17-year-old teenager was sent to the emergency room in critical condition Thursday after being shot in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, in Montreal.

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Police were searching the crime scene for clues after a 17-year-old was shot and killed Thursday at the intersection of Roy Est and Rivard streets in the Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal. .

Photo QMI Agency, Thierry Laforce

Police were searching the crime scene for clues after a 17-year-old was shot and killed Thursday at the intersection of Roy Est and Rivard streets in the Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal. .

“It’s really worrying. My kids spend time in this park [à quelques pas de la scène de crime]. We were there together earlier today [jeudi] », Exclaimed a father from the neighborhood, widening his eyes in front of the large security perimeter Thursday evening.

At around 6:50 p.m., several calls were made to 911 for an individual with gunshot wounds in the upper body, at the intersection between Rivard and Roy Est streets in Montreal.

According to our information, his assailant (s) then fled on foot. No suspects had yet been apprehended late Thursday evening.


Photo QMI Agency, Thierry Laforce

The victim, a 17-year-old teenager, was conscious during his transport to a hospital, reported the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).

Late Thursday evening, SPVM spokesperson Julien Lévesque indicated that “the victim would be in critical condition. We are talking about danger to life ”.

At the scene, a large perimeter was installed, while investigators busied themselves, flashlights in hand, to search for cameras and sockets.

“Investigators will meet with witnesses and try to validate whether surveillance cameras could have captured images of the event,” continued Agent Lévesque.


Photo QMI Agency, Thierry Laforce

Disbelieving neighbors

Alerted by the headlights of the patrol cars, neighbors approached the scene Thursday, incredulous to see such an event happening in their quiet neighborhood.

“Well let’s see … Here?” A bewildered man blurted out, learning what had happened a few hours earlier.

This drama is reminiscent of the three teenagers who lost their lives last year.

Thomas Trudel, 16, and Meriem Boundaoui, 15, died under gunfire in November and February.

Jannai Dopwell-Bailey, 16, was killed in his high school parking lot in October after being stabbed.

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