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Suspects charged in connection with Friday shooting in Pointe-aux-Trembles

Two men are expected to be charged in connection with a shooting in Pointe-aux-Trembles. Saturday, April 6, 2019. File/Global News

Two men, aged 19 and 30, appeared in court via video conference Saturday afternoon in connection with a shooting in Montreal’s Rivières-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles borough Friday.

Jonathan Tshinkenke and Emmanuel Charbonneau were each charged with attempted murder using a weapon, conspiracy to commit murder, and illegally possessing a handgun.

The men were arrested and taken into custody Friday evening, shortly after police responded to a 911 call at 7:35 p.m. about a shooting near Notre-Dame Street East and 8 Avenue.

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Officers found a 49-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the lower body.

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“He was conscious during his transport to hospital,” said Montreal police spokesperson Julien Lévesque, adding that the injuries were non-life-threatening. According to court documents, the victim’s name is Roberto Celli.

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Nonetheless, police were treating the incident as an attempted murder.

Lévesque said the file was transferred to the prosecutor’s office after the pair met with investigators.

Both will remain in custody until a bail hearing scheduled for April 9. The accused have been told they cannot communicate with each other.

 

CORRECTION NOTICE: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the victim was known to police. The article has been edited, and Global News regrets the error.

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