By shooting his second victim, the crazed gunman from the city left two young orphans behind and sparked great sadness in the hospital where he worked and in the Tunisian community.
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“This unnecessary killing sent a shock wave through our hospital, because this man did not do anything malicious, but helped everyone,” said Jean, president of the Syndicate des Travellers-et-Travellers-CSN du Nord-de-l’Ile-de-Montréal. -Francois Dube.
Mohamed Salah Belhaj, a Tunisian, was allegedly targeted on Tuesday evening while on Meilleur Street near Saint-Benoît Park in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.
An intervention agent at the Albert-Prévost Psychiatric Hospital was cowardly shot while he was on his way to his workplace, according to so far leaked information.
A devoted father
“Mo or Momo, as his colleagues called him, was a good worker who was respected by them, always smiling and in a good mood. He worked very hard to help his family,” Mr. Dubey said.
The 48-year-old is survived by his wife and two young children, according to Mohamed Imet Dorjemaneh, the Tunisian ambassador to Canada.
According to the embassy, he had lived in Montreal for several years.
“It is always terrible to hear that one of us loses his life in such a tragic way. He is the head of the family. He has small children. It’s terrible,” replied Mr. Darjemann himself said he had a thought for the other two victims of the bloody murder chain.
Relatives “don’t have the words to qualify all of this,” he said.
The news sent a deep and immediate shock wave through Tunisian society.
A solidarity movement was soon launched to raise funds to support the bereaved family.
“Obviously, as the embassy and consulate, we sent our social liaison to the wife of the deceased. [et des enfants]. A simple gesture of comfort and support,” says the ambassador.
Mr. All indications are that Belhaj’s remains will be sent to Tunisia to follow the family’s wishes.
About 42,000 Tunisians live in Canada, 80% of whom live in Quebec. The majority live in the Montreal area.
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