Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal

Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal< /p> UPDATE DAY

Two people were hit by firearm projectiles in two separate events, 30 minutes apart, Tuesday afternoon in Montreal.

The first event occurred around 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Rockland Shopping Center, located on the road of the same name, near Brittany Avenue, said agent Jean-Pierre Brabant, spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).

Two people affected by bullets in half an hour in Montreal

Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal

Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal< /p>

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Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal

  • Thierry Laforce/QMI Agency

Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal

  • Thierry Laforce/Agence QMI

Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal

  • Thierry Laforce/QMI Agency

Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal

  • Thierry Laforce/Agence QMI

Two people shot in half an hour in Montreal

  • Thierry Laforce/QMI Agency

The victim is Maxime Lenoir, 44 years old. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition. He is known to the police, confirmed Mr. Brabant.

Several witnesses will be met to allow investigators to find the suspect or suspects.

About 30 minutes later, other shots were heard this time in downtown Montreal, at a restaurant on Saint-Denis Street. This time, a 50-year-old man was shot in the upper body. According to the SPVM spokesperson, he is in critical condition and there are fears for his life.

The police have not made any arrests, it was said.

< p>It is not yet known whether the two events are linked.

On Twitter, the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante assured that the SPVM “is hard at work in the affected sectors” and that “all necessary resources are in place” to shed light on these crimes.