Attempted murder in Montreal-North Saturday night – Montreal Gazette

Attempted murder in Montreal-North Saturday night - Montreal Gazette
Suspicious death in downtown rooming house investigated by Montreal police
The 27-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is not co-operating with police.

A man known to police was the target of an attempted murder Saturday night, according to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).

The 27 year old was shot at approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Martial St. and Récollets Ave. in the Montreal-Nord borough.

Responding to a 911 call, police found the victim a block away, on Paris Ave. with serious but not life-threatening injuries to the upper body. He was conscious when transported to the hospital.

SPVM spokesperson Const. Véronique Dubuc said the victim was not co-operating with the police.

SPVM investigators and forensic technicians left the scene around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The investigation is ongoing and surveillance videos are being viewed.

Montreal police are investigating a man's death in the downtown borough of Ville-Marie Saturday evening.

A janitor called 911 after finding man who was "possibly dead" in a rooming house on Hôtel-de-Ville Avenue near René-Lévesque Boulevard.

The man, in his fifties, was pronounced dead on the scene at around 7:30 p.m. and it is considered a "suspicious death" because the body shows signs of violence, according to Montreal police spokesperson Const. Véronique Dubuc.

By early Sunday morning, forensic investigators were still on the scene, which had been cordoned off throughout the night as police work to determine the circumstances behind the man's death.

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