80 Shots Fired in Montreal in 24 Hours: “The World Is on the Verge of Going Mad”

80 Shots Fired in Montreal in 24 Hours: “The World Is on the Verge of Going Mad”

In Rivière-des-Prairies and Montreal-Nord, fewer than 80 shots were fired in just 24 hours, continuing to undermine citizens’ sense of security, alarmed by multiple shootings that have rocked hot spots in the metropolis.

“The world is on the verge of going mad,” France Mornold, a waiter at Al’s Pizzeria and Submarine, said yesterday, a stone’s throw from the most recent crime spree.

At midnight last night, thirty shots rang out at the corner of Maurice-Duplessis and 27th.e Avenue, Riviere-des-Prairies, next to a police station.

A 25-year-old woman received at least one projectile in the legs, but there was no fear for her life. Unbeknownst to the police, according to our information, she may have been targeted completely at random while visiting Al’s Restaurant with friends.

One of the hypotheses seriously considered by investigators beatingAn increasingly common practice among street gangs that allows you to earn points in your clan.

Moments later, the four suspects fled in a vehicle. However, Montreal police patrols quickly chased him down, especially since the driver was traveling at high speeds and had committed several traffic violations.

While trying to flee from the authorities, the driver lost control of the vehicle and overturned in a ditch about four kilometers away.

Officers arrested two youths on the spot, but their accomplices escaped.

An hour-long police operation was carried out yesterday in an attempt to locate the youths in a nearby wooded area. in vain

In the vehicle, weapons, high-capacity magazines and a bullet-proof vest were recovered, our sources said.

By the end of the afternoon, Tardie Lavatte, 18, and Robbie Waller, 23, were formally charged in a Montreal court with possession of a prohibited firearm.

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They will remain pending further proceedings as the government has opposed their release. Other charges may apply.

Lavaud has no criminal record, while Valère has previous convictions for drug possession and failure to comply with a court order.

while passing by RegisterTensions were high in this residential area in the east of the island.

“We don’t want to live in fear,” said Fatima Ayden, who lives near the crime scene. We have lived here for a long time. We had security. But now it is the opposite,” he said.

“You can’t go out anymore,” said Pierre Boyer, a ten-year employee of a flower shop with a storefront next to the crime scene. Lost bullets, you go out and shoot. They are shooting everywhere.

This is the third incident of bloodshed and gunfire in 24 hours.

Wednesday evening, Montreal North Lester b. A 26-year-old man with no history was killed by multiple bullets in the yard of Pearson School. Minutes later, a vehicle containing a young woman was riddled with bullets in Riviere-des-Prairies.

– Maxime Deland, Agence QMI in collaboration with Laurent Lavoie and Michaël Nguyen

A major police operation lasted hours in Montreal yesterday as armed and well-armed suspects fled. Here is the thread of events

1. Shooting


Photo by QMI Agency, Pascal Girard

About thirty shots were fired at the corner of Morris-Duplessis Boulevard and 27th Avenue, in front of a branch of Desjardins and Al’s Restaurant, at around 30:30 p.m. A 25-year-old woman was injured. Projectile impacts are visible in the windows.

2. A car accident


Photo by QMI Agency, Maxim Deland

Four suspects fled in a speeding vehicle. After about 4 kilometers, the driver lost control of the car and overturned in a ditch on Broadway Avenue. Two suspects managed to escape, but the other two were handcuffed by officers.

3. The circumference is set


Photo by QMI Agency, Maxim Deland

Montreal police deployed heavy artillery along with heavily armed police to arrest the two fugitives, but without success. A forest was searched, and a large quadrangle was cordoned off. The intensive search operation was called off yesterday afternoon. Authorities are actively searching for the suspects.


Photo by QMI Agency, Maxim Deland

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