Two victims killed at random in Montreal: the police understand the concern

Two randomly killed victims in Montreal: police understand the concern ;tude


Montreal police do not expect an outbreak of violence in the aftermath of a heinous double murder committed by firearm, but their officers will increase their presence in the neighborhoods of the metropolis to reassure the population.

“I fully understand that Montrealers may be affected. These are violent events. It affects the feeling of security,” recognizes Marie-Claude Dandenault, chief inspector and spokesperson for the organization.

“I assure you that teams of investigators, patrollers, specialized teams, everyone is hard at work to be able to bring to justice the person who committed these crimes,” she adds. /p>

The SPVM refuses for the moment to confirm whether the perpetrator of these murders could be affiliated with street gangs or whether he acted alone. However, nothing suggests that these two homicides could cause an escalation of violence.

“There is nothing pointing in that direction. But of course, we are going to close all the doors, we are going to increase the patrols, said Ms Dandenault.

Not reassuring

Meanwhile, the opposition to the City of Montreal is demanding clear measures from Mayor Valérie Plante.

“ The most revolting thing is that the administration refuses any proposal when it offers no alternative in place,” said Abdelhaq Sari, spokesperson for public security.

“The SPVM has deployed an integrated strategy to fight against firearm violence this summer,” responded the mayor's office, recalling that several arrests and seizures have been made. 

This double murder comes just a year after a shooting in the Rivière-des-Prairies neighborhood in eastern Montreal left three people dead and two injured.

Montreal police then warned the criminals that she would greatly increase her efforts to catch them. Did the message get through? 

«  says the chief inspector.

– With Francis Pilon and the QMI Agency

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