1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at east end Montreal reception hall – Global News

1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at east end Montreal reception hall - Global News
One dead, three injured in shooting at Montreal reception hall – Canada News
A 31-year-old man is dead and three other people are injured after a shooting took place at a reception hall in the Anjou borough in Montreal’s east end.

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.

The other victims are two men and a woman ranging in ages from 25 to 32. One of the men and the woman were seriously injured, while the other man sustained minor injuries. Police say none of their lives are in danger.

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.

Around midnight, witnesses reported hearing shots inside and outside Semolina, a caterer and restaurant near the corner of Jarry Street and Parkway Boulevard in Anjou.

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.

Investigators from the Montreal police's major crimes unit are still on the scene meeting with witnesses and trying to get more information. 

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.

Multiple shots were heard shortly after midnight on Sunday, both inside and outside the hall where a party was taking place.

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.