A 911 call was placed shortly after midnight early Sunday morning for shots fired inside and outside a reception hall at the intersection of Jarry Street and Parkway Boulevard.
Montreal police spokesperson Const. Caroline Chèvrefils said that authorities found four victims on the scene: three men aged 25, 31 and 32 and a 31-year-old woman.
One dead and three injured in shooting at Anjou party
All four victims were rushed to hospital where the 31-year-old man died overnight from his injuries, police say.
The 32-year-old man and 31-year-old woman are still in hospital with serious injuries but police say are in stable condition.
Melissa Trombetta, a woman who was at the reception hall party, told Global News that the event was a baby shower celebration with many young children in attendance. She said she left before the shooting occurred.
“Kids were having fun, running around,” Trombetta said. She said she was in shock when she learned of what happened after she left.
According to police, there are no suspects and no known motive at this time. Homicide investigators are meeting with numerous witnesses and the 25-year-old victim to further determine the details and circumstances around the incident.
This homicide marks Montreal’s seventeenth recorded killing of 2019. Police say that the homicide rate is down from around this time last year, which was at 29 by Dec. 3, 2018.
A man is dead and three other people were injured after gunfire erupted during a party at an east-end Montreal reception hall.
Numerous shots were fired just after midnight early Sunday, both inside and outside the hall located in the city's Anjou district.
Police say they had no immediate motive for the crime and homicide investigators are meeting with numerous witnesses.