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1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at east end Montreal reception hall

WATCH: 1 dead, 3 injured in Montreal reception hall shooting

A 31-year-old man is dead and three other people are injured after a shooting took place at a reception hall in the Anjou borough of Montreal’s east end.

A 911 call was placed shortly after midnight early Sunday morning for shots fired inside and outside a reception hall at the intersection of Jarry Street and Parkway Boulevard.

Montreal police spokesperson Const. Caroline Chèvrefils said that authorities found four victims on the scene: three men aged 25, 31 and 32 and a 31-year-old woman.

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All four victims were rushed to hospital where the 31-year-old man died overnight from his injuries, police say.

The 32-year-old man and 31-year-old woman are still in hospital with serious injuries but police say are in stable condition.

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The 25-year-old man has since been released with minor injuries.

Melissa Trombetta, a woman who was at the reception hall party, told Global News that the event was a baby shower celebration with many young children in attendance. She said she left before the shooting occurred.

1 dead, 3 injured following shooting at Montreal reception hall
1 dead, 3 injured following shooting at Montreal reception hall

“Kids were having fun, running around,” Trombetta said. She said she was in shock when she learned of what happened after she left.

Myriam Larose, a woman who decorated the hall ahead of the event, was also in shock. “How could people do something like that,” she told Global News. “It’s a baby shower. There [were] babies, there [were] kids inside,” she said.

According to police, there are no suspects and no known motive at this time. Homicide investigators are meeting with numerous witnesses and the 25-year-old victim to further determine the details and circumstances around the incident.

This homicide marks Montreal’s seventeenth recorded killing of 2019. Police say that the homicide rate is down from around this time last year, which was at 29 by Dec. 3, 2018.

–With files from The Canadian Press

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