No arrests made after man shot outside métro station

Montreal police are investigating after a man in his mid-twenties was shot outside the Côte-Vertu métro station on the night of Monday, Mar. 2, 2020. TVA

A suspect remains at large after a man in his mid-20s was shot outside a métro stop in the borough of Saint-Laurent Monday night.

Const. Julien Lévesque said an altercation between the victim and his assailant took place inside the northern exit of the Côte-Vertu station shortly after 10 p.m. before the pair moved outside.

Lévesque said it was at that point that the victim was shot and police were called to the scene.

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The victim was taken to hospital with injuries to his upper body; police confirmed shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday that those injuries were not life-threatening.

For now, no arrests have been made. The suspect reportedly fled north on Décarie Boulevard before police were able to apprehend him.

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The suspect has been described as a tall man who was “dressed in dark clothes” at the time of the incident.

Lévesque said a security perimeter was established surrounding the northern entrance to the station throughout the overnight hours while police investigated the scene. The Société de transport de Montréal re-opened the station’s northern entrance shortly after 6 o’clock Tuesday morning.

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Montreal police will be reviewing nearby security-camera footage to try to determine what happened.

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–With files from the Canadian Press’s French-language service.

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