(Montreal) A young man who was found injured by a gun projectile Tuesday evening in downtown Montreal may have been the victim of a shooting that occurred ten minutes earlier in the Hochelega-Maisonneuve district .
In the middle of the night on Wednesday, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) obtained confirmation from medical authorities that the life of the 19-year-old man was no longer in danger.
The case began around 9:35 p.m., when several telephone calls made to the 911 emergency center reported that detonations had just been heard on Souligny Avenue. Shortly after their arrival, SPVM police officers found a projectile casing near the intersection of Honoré-Beaugrand Street, but no victim or suspect.
Around 9:45 p.m., another call to the 911 central reported the presence of a man injured by a projectile at the intersection of rue Saint-Denis and avenue Viger Est, a stone’s throw from the University Hospital Center of Montreal (CHUM). The individual was admitted to hospital.
Some of the first elements of the police investigation suggest that the two events could be linked. Security perimeters were erected at both locations to allow SPVM investigators and forensic identification technicians to find out what happened.