A man was injured after gunshots in Montreal North

A man was injured after several shots were fired in the borough of Montreal-Nord. The Montreal Police Service (SPVM) is currently investigating the event.

SPVM spokeswoman Véronique Comtois said a 27-year-old man was “slightly injured” after shots were fired around 11:25 p.m. Friday.

A call was made to 911 after several shots were heard on Lapierre Avenue near Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to locate shell casings and bullet marks on nearby vehicles.

Investigators were dispatched to analyze the scene and the investigation is still ongoing, said the SPVM.

Comtois said information collected by officers and investigators indicates shots were fired at a group of people. Although it has not yet been confirmed, the SPVM believes that the man’s injury was possibly caused by a firearm.

The man was not taken to hospital.

At this time, no suspects have been located and no other injuries related to this particular event have been reported by Montreal police.

This event follows multiple shootings that took place in Montreal and Laval on August 2 and 3, resulting in three deaths. These incidents marked the 16th and 17th homicides on the island of Montreal in 2022 so far.

Earlier this month, a 24-year-old man was also injured in a shooting in Montreal North. However, no suspects were apprehended.

The SPVM reported that violent crime is on the rise and more incidents involving gunfire are being reported across the city of Montreal.

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