A Montreal Police Operation Is Underway After A 25-Year-Old Was Shot

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Montreal police officer stands in front of a police vehicle in 2019.

Montreal police officer stands in front of a police vehicle in 2019.

Montreal police are asking people to avoid an area in the Pointe-aux-Trembles neighbourhood as they conduct an operation following an incident in which a 25-year-old woman sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot injury.

SPVM spokesperson Veronique Comtois said the situation began at around 12 a.m. Friday, when a 911 call alerted authorities to gunfire that had injured an individual on boulevard Maurice-Duplessis near 27e avenue.

According to police spokesperson Manuel Couture, officers later spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspects' and began chasing it. The driver is said to have "lost control" of the vehicle at the corner of boulevards Rivière-des-Prairies and Henri-Bourassa.

There were four passengers. Police arrested two, an 18-year-old and a 23-year-old, while the other two fled on foot. Couture said police have not been able to track one of them, but the other, police believe, is still in the area and possibly armed.

The public is asked to stay away from boulevard Métropolitain, avenue Marien, boulevard Henri-Bourassa and avenue Broadway in Rivière-des-Prairies.

SPVM and Sûreté du Québec SWAT teams, a K-9 unit and a helicopter unit were still sweeping the area as of 12 p.m. Friday.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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