September 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Montreal police investigate overnight stabbing, possible shooting

Montreal police are investigating a stabbing and possible shooting inside a Crescent Street bar. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

Global News

Montreal police (SPVM) are investigating after a 20-year-old man was stabbed inside a bar on Crescent Street, near René-Lévesque Boulevard.

SPVM spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard said police received a call at 3:05 a.m. from a man saying he had been shot.

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Officers located the victim on de la Montagne Street, but Picard said his injuries appeared to be caused by an edge weapon, not a firearm.

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However, Picard did say that police recovered shell casings inside the bar, indicating that shots had likely been fired.

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Picard said the victim appears to have been involved in an argument with several people inside the bar.

The man is recovering in hospital and police do not fear for his life.

A canine unit was at the scene to assist investigators.

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