An event resulting in five reported gunshot wounds occurred very early in the morning on Sunday, September 13 in the Old Port of Montreal. The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) had to intervene. And eventually, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) took charge of the investigation in order, among other things, to confirm the information disclosed.
According to authorities, it was around 2:03 a.m., very early on Sunday that the police were called to intervene for a complaint of noise and loud music near the Quai de l'Horloge.
Upon their arrival at the scene, three SPVM police officers were reportedly greeted by shots fired by a 33-year-old man.
One of the officers was shot, according to a press release issued by the BEI.
The police officers then reportedly used their firearms and fired in the direction of the man, who was, also, reportedly shot.
The man was subsequently subdued and transported to a hospital and is "reportedly in stable condition" at the moment.
During the event, three civilians were also reportedly hit and injured by the bullets.
Eight EIB investigators have been placed on the case.
Huit enquêteurs ont été chargés d'enquêter sur l'événement survenu à Montréal. HAP 06 h 00. https://t.co/JaEnmqBRRc— BEI Québec (@BEI Québec) 1599988026.0
The investigation will, among other things, make it possible to determine whether the information gathered and mentioned above is accurate.
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) will also participate in the progress of the case, providing two forensic identification technicians supervised by BEI investigators.
Around 10 a.m. on Sunday, the BEI released an update stating that "There is no fear for the lives of the three civilians injured during the event at the Old Port of Montreal last night, as well as for the life of the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) officer hit by a gunshot."
MÀJ Montréal BEI-2020-037. Mise à jour sur l'état de santé des blessés. https://t.co/sfZooO0nox— BEI Québec (@BEI Québec) 1600007728.0
The EIB is asking anyone who may have witnessed this event to contact it via its website.
It should be noted that "the mission of the Independent Investigation Bureau is to investigate all cases where a person, other than a police officer on duty, dies, is seriously injured or is injured by a firearm used by a police officer during a police intervention or while in the custody of a police force."
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
This cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.