Man taken to hospital in critical condition after shooting in Rivière-des-Prairies

Police set up a perimeter where the shots were fired. TVA

One man is in critical condition after a shooting in Rivière-des-Prairies on Tuesday night.

According to police, several 911 calls were placed around 11:45 p.m. concerning gunshots on 61st Avenue close to 4th Avenue.

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Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture says the gunman approached a parked car and fired shots.

Two men and one woman were in the car at the time, police say.

Couture says one of the men, age 21, suffered upper-body injuries after being shot multiple times and was taken to hospital in critical condition.

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The woman, 19, was hit at least once in the upper body, but officials do not fear for her life, Couture says.

The third occupant, a 20-year-old man, was reportedly unharmed.

Montreal police are investigating with the help of the force’s canine unit.

No arrests have been made.

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