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Police investigating attempted murder in Montreal North after man shot Friday afternoon

Montreal police are investigating after a 30-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon in Montreal North. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
Montreal police are investigating after a 30-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon in Montreal North. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press

Police are investigating what they are describing as an attempted murder after a shooting in Montreal North Friday afternoon.

Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant said several 911 calls reporting the sound of gunshots on Pascal Street, near Jubinville Avenue were logged at around 5:25 p.m.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they located a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

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“He was hit by at least one projectile,” Brabant said.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the victim was walking south on Pascal Street when he was approached on foot and shot by the suspect.

The suspect then fled southbound on Pascal in a vehicle.

Police spokesperson Caroline Chèvrefils said the victim is known to police.

The link between the victim and the suspect, however, is not yet known.

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A perimeter has been set up to protect the scene and allow for the investigation. A K-9 unit is assisting in the search for clues.

Last Thursday, police launched a vast door-to-door operation in Montreal North to gather leads in three recent attempted murders in the area. A similar operation took place in Old Montreal yesterday.

The deployment of officers is part of an initiative announced last week aimed at making Montreal neighbourhoods safer following a recent surge in gun violence and violent crimes.

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