A 17-year-old teenager was shot and injured Thursday night in Montreal. He is currently in critical condition, according to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
At around 6:50 p.m., several calls were made to 911 to report an injured person, near Roy and Rivard streets, in the Plateau Mont-Royal borough. Upon arriving at the scene, the police located the victim who was injured in the upper body. The teenager was taken to hospital, said the SPVM.
According to information from the SPVM, one or more suspects fled before the police arrived. There are no arrests at the moment.
Philippe Rochon heard the shooting a few tens of meters from his home.
“I was at home, sitting on my couch, and I heard four times what I believe to be gunshots,” he told Press in a telephone interview. “I heard people screaming in the street. I got up to look out the window and that’s when I saw two people running and one person lying in the snow on the edge of the street. He must have been fifty yards away. ”
“At first he didn’t move, then he started to move. I thought maybe he just fell. But the world was rocking… ”he reported. “He was on his stomach at first, but the people who came to help him put him on his back,” he said. The guy was moaning, but I couldn’t see any injuries. ”
The emergency services were quick to arrive on site: “it took a minute and a half, two minutes and fifteen police cars showed up”.
Philippe Rochon said the shooting took place right in front of a daycare center. “There is a park, a daycare. There are still families. You don’t expect that, ”he said. “You never expect that. ”
A perimeter has been set up and investigators are on site to meet with witnesses.