Fatal shooting in Villeray prompts investigation by Montreal police

Montreal police say no arrests have been made. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

A 49-year-old man has died from his injuries after he was shot Thursday morning in Montreal’s Villeray neighbourhood.

Montreal police say the shooting occurred around 8:20 a.m. on Fabre Street between Tillemont and Villeray streets.

Witnesses told police that the man was approached by one or more suspects while he was near his vehicle on the street.

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The victim was shot at least once in the upper body. Police confirmed the man was known to investigators, but did not provide more details.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition. His death was declared Thursday afternoon.

No arrests have been made.

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It’s the 24th homicide in the jurisdiction of Montreal police this year.