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Man dies after being shot near Montreal Metro station in city’s first homicide of 2021

A police spokesperson said officers were alerted to the incident around 7:15 a.m. by a 911 call reporting that someone had been shot in the alleyway behind Joliette Metro station.
A sign hangs outside a métro station in Montreal, Que. Global News

Police confirmed Thursday evening that a 26-year-old man injured in a morning shooting in Montreal’s Mercier–Hochelaga–Maisonneuve borough has died.

Police spokesperson Const. Véronique Comtois said officers were alerted to the incident around 7:15 a.m. by a 911 call reporting that someone had been shot in the alleyway behind the Joliette Metro station.

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When officers arrived on the scene near Hochelaga and Joliette streets, they found the victim seriously injured.

He was transported to hospital in critical condition, and later died of his injuries.

The victim was known to Montreal police services.

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“The scene is actually protected and our investigators are now on the way to analyze it,” Comtois said in an 8:30 a.m. update.

No suspects have yet been identified.

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The fatal shooting is the first homicide of 2021 on territory serviced by Montreal police.

— With files from Global’s Annabelle Olivier