September 24, 2021

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Attempted murder in Riviere-des-Prairie

A 20-year-old man was injured in an assassination attempt in Riviere-des-Prairie on Wednesday afternoon.




Florence Morin-Martell

Florence Morin-Martell
Press

At 9:15 p.m., gunfire was heard in the 55th corner of 911e Avenue and 3e Street. The victim, who was found by police when he arrived at the scene, may have been injured by the glass. The man, in his twenties, was taken to hospital and is currently in stable condition, Montreal Police said.

According to witnesses, the men had arrived in a car and one of them had fired in the direction of the victim. The person is said to have taken refuge in an apartment. The suspects then got into a minor accident and fled their car. The men, aged 19, 22 and 23, were arrested. All three are known to police. A perimeter wall has been set up in the area.

Photo by Phranois Roy, The Press

A security perimeter wall has been set up in the area.

“It causes depression”

The two neighbors, who met near their garage, say they were shocked by the events. “It’s hopeless,” begins one of them Press, I remember the shootings in the Riviere-des-Prairie this summer. “It’s scary, especially for kids,” the other nodded.

The next-door neighbor agrees to sit on the steps of her house. “What worries me is, in the afternoon, when the kids come home from school,” Sonia raises her hands and laments. The latter says her daughter called 911 when she heard the blasts. “She called me and said:‘ Mom, Mom, I heard it was like a machine gun out there, ’she says.

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