September 24, 2021

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Two were killed and at least three were injured in what became known as the Riviera-des-Prairie

The shooting took place Monday evening in the Riviere-des-Prairie area of ​​Montreal. Two were killed and three were injured. Residents in the neighborhood are concerned for their safety, while shooting in the city is on the rise.




Alice Girard-Boss

Alice Girard-Boss
Press

Sitting on the steps of the entrance of their apartment building in Boulevard Ferras, Rajnold Clement and his neighbor, Jen Ovelet, watch the tragedy unfold.

“I was in my house and heard ten gunshots. I went and hurried to look out my window. I saw a pedestrian taking refuge in the back of a car because he heard gunshots and he didn’t know where it was coming from,” Mr Clement said.

Photo by Sarah Mongev-Burkett, The Press

Investigators were at the scene Monday evening to gather as much information as possible.

At 7 p.m., several shots were fired from outside in the direction of a building on Ferras Boulevard near 54.e Avenue, in the field of Riviere-des-Prairies. “So far, five people are said to have been killed in the shooting. “Unfortunately, two of the victims died.”

“When I looked out the window, I saw paramedics trying to revive someone,” he laments.Me Ovallet living opposite the scene of tragedy.

General situation

Neighbors say this is not the first time the apartment has been fired upon. “I’ve been here for four years and there have been at least four or five such incidents. In June, there were other shootings at this place,” M recalled.Me Ouellette.

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The woman denounces the lack of security on the neighborhood side. “It’s not normal. It’s starting to worry. At this point, it’s normal.”

It was in the same place many times and I did not understand that it was not resolved. It’s been a year since I came here, something has already happened twice.

Reginald Clement, resident

MMe Ouellette worries about her children and families in the neighborhood. “I have a 19-year-old boy and I’m glad he was home when it happened. Imagine if my son had passed by. At 7pm this time of year, everyone is still outside,” he said.Me Ouellette.

Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles The mayor of the metropolis and in charge of public safety in Montreal, Carolyn’s boss, assured the public on Monday evening. “My team and I are in touch [le SPVM] To shed light on tonight’s events. All efforts are being made to maintain peace in the region, which is our priority, ”he said on Twitter.

By Monday evening, the scene was still preserved, and major criminal investigators were busy gathering as much information as possible. The murder case is under investigation.