- A Montreal Uber carrying two passengers and the driver was the target of gunfire in the borough of Montreal North last night.
- The SPVM is now looking for a suspect.
Two victims were shaken up last night after an apparent attempt on their life while they were in an Uber. Two 19-year-old males were taking an Uber when gunfire erupted, peppering their vehicle with bullets. The driver quickly sped away to safety and called the police for assistance.
The shooting occurred at 10:30 p.m. yesterday on the corner of rues d'Amos and Balzac in Montreal North. No one was injured in the incident. This marks the second shooting in as many days.
After the shooting, the Uber driver fled the scene and stopped at the corner of avenue Industriel and rue St-Michel. Police arrived on scene and found bullet casings on the corner of rue d'Amos and rue Balzac and multiple bullet holes in the Uber's back window.
An SPVM spokesperson tells MTL Blog that both passengers, aged 19, did not cooperate with the police and did not offer any information as to the motive or to who could've committed the crime.
Major Crimes and Forensics investigators are on the case, surveying potential witnesses and gathering evidence. The Uber driver wasn't connected to this event.
A CTV News report indicates that the two victims were fired upon just moments after they entered the Uber taxi.
Evidence indicates that it was a lone gunman who shot at the Uber. The gunman fled the scene as soon as the Uber driver sped away.
Monday was an especially violent day in Montreal. Early Monday morning, a 26-year-old man was fatally shot in Lasalle by multiple assailants. Police are still investigating that incident.
The SPVM says that these shootings are not connected. Last night's incident in Montreal-Nord left both victims shaken up but uninjured.
The motive behind the shooting is unknown. We'll bring you more details as they're released.
Montreal police investigators are still exploring possible connections and are canvassing for potential witnesses.
There is no further information at this time.
In other (good!) news, the missing 13-year-old girl that we alerted you to yesterday evening was found by police this morning. She is safe and sound.
If you have any information regarding the incident in Montreal-Nord last night, please contact the SPVM as soon as possible.