Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

A 20 Year Old Man Was Shot & Killed In Public Last Night In Montreal, Suspect Still On The Loose

A fight broke out last night near the Olympic Stadium.
Montreal ambulance
  • The SPVM is reporting that a fight between two individuals ended with a 20-year-old man being shot in the chest.
  • Police are interviewing witnesses but a suspect has not yet been identified.

Last night in the Hochelaga-Maisounneuve borough police responded to several 911 calls that indicated that they had heard gunshots. 

When police arrived on the scene, they found a 20-year old man who had been shot and killed. According to the police, this is 11th homicide this year in Montreal.

According to the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) spokesperson Manuel Couture, at around 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning, a fight broke out between several individuals. 

Said individuals were in Théodore Park at the corner of Théodore and Hochelaga streets, near the Olympic Stadium.

According to Couture, the fight, which began for unknown reasons, escalated when a suspect pulled out a gun and shot a 20-year-old man at least once in the chest.

Spokesperson Manuel Couture said that, despite a quick response from police, paramedics declared the man dead on the scene.

[rebelmouse-image 26890371 photo_credit="Google Maps" expand=1 original_size="795x547"] Google Maps

The major crimes unit has been called in to investigate the murder. At this time, the suspect has not been apprehended. The CBC reports that a K9 unit has been brought in to look for clues.

No arrests have been made at this time. Police are still interviewing witnesses.

[rebelmouse-image 26890372 photo_credit="Google Maps" expand=1 original_size="1200x725"] Google Maps

For now, the park and its surrounding areas are blocked to all traffic while the major crimes unit conducts its investigation and collects evidence.

READ ALSO: Toronto Somehow Ranked #13 Best City In The World For Work-Life Balance, Montreal Didn't Even Make The List

The summer has been particularly deadly for the city. On the night of July 29, three people were stabbed in unrelated incidents. One young man died.

A few days later, a teenage boy was stabbed in Montréal-Nord, though, luckily, he is expected to recover from his injuries.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...