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Montreal police investigating after delivery van driver shot in Saint-Leonard road rage incident

Police are investigating an incident of road rage in Saint-Leonard. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. .
Police are investigating an incident of road rage in Saint-Leonard. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. . Global News

Montreal police are investigating after the driver of a delivery van was shot Monday afternoon in Saint-Leonard.

Police received a 911 call at 1:40 p.m. reporting a conflict between two motorists on the service road of Highway 40, just before the Langelier exit in the eastbound direction.

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Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said a vehicle pulled up alongside a delivery van and shot the driver.

He was rushed to hospital to be treated for upper body injuries.

“We do not fear for his life,” Chèvrefils said, adding the victim, a 23-year-old man, was conscious during transport to hospital.

His employer, Monsieur Livre-Tout of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., said late in the afternoon it did not have any news on the driver.

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The other motorist fled the scene.

Chèvrefils said police are looking for a white, four-door vehicle.

“They are considered an important witness,” she said.

Police are describing the shooting as an incidence of road rage.

The eastbound Highway 40 service road starting at Larcodaire and the Langelier exit were closed for several hours to allow for the investigation.

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— With a file from The Canadian Press