A 17-year-old who was injured in the shooting is expected to survive.

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Montreal police said they received a report of gunfire on des Roseraies Blvd. around 7:15 p.m.

Officers found a 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the upper body inside a car on Place Cointerel. The police had originally reported that the victim was 16 years old, but later changed the age of the victim after being formally identified.

The man was taken to hospital in critical condition and died of his injuries early Friday morning.

A second shooting victim, aged 17, was found nearby on Galeries-d’Anjou Blvd. He had been shot in the upper body, but his injuries were described as superficial. Police said they are cooperating with investigators.

The case has been assigned to the felony squad and a crime scene was set up at the scene of the shooting.

As of Friday morning, no arrests had been reported.

Thursday’s fatal shooting brings the number of homicides recorded on the island of Montreal in 2021 to 32.


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