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30-year-old dead after being shot in Old Montreal

Authorities say the incident happened after an altercation broke out between two groups.
Authorities say the incident happened after an altercation broke out between two groups. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard

A 30-year-old man was shot in the upper body in Old Montreal early Sunday morning.

Montreal Police say the incident was a result of an altercation between two groups around 3:30 a.m. on Nôtre-Dame St. near Saint-Sulpice St.  When Police arrived on site, they located a man unconscious on the ground.

“The man was transported to hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries Sunday morning,” said Montreal Police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant.

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The suspect fled the scene before police arrived, a security parameter was set up on site for investigation.

Investigators spoke to witnesses to gather more information.

Crime scene technicians have been deployed to analyze the scene and understand the circumstances of the event.

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