Man found dead in apartment shot wife in alleged murder-suicide, Montreal police say

A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019. The Canadian Press/ Graham Hughes

Police say a 60-year-old man shot his partner before killing himself in a downtown Montreal apartment on Christmas morning.

Const. Caroline Chevrefils says the 48-year-old woman died in hospital hours later.

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Police say they responded to a call around 10:45 a.m. about a man who had allegedly shot a woman in an apartment.

First responders discovered a woman suffering from gunshot wounds and brought her to hospital in critical condition.

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Police say the man died at the scene.

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Chevrefils says he killed himself with the murder weapon.

Police say the woman was the city’s 24th homicide victim of the year.


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