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Double homicide north of Montreal prompts provincial police investigation

Police investigate a double assault in the Laurentians. March 2, 2021. TVA

Quebec provincial police are investigating after two women died following an assault that occurred late Monday in the Laurentians region.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) say an altercation broke out around 9:15 p.m. in a single-family home on Samson Street in Sainte-Sophie, about 65 kilometres north of Montreal.

The two women, from the same family, aged 60 and 28, were transported to hospital with serious injuries. The 60-year-old woman died from her injuries.

The 28-year-old woman’s death was later confirmed around noon Tuesday, according to police. The case is being treated as a double homicide by investigators.

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On Monday night, a few kilometres from Sainte-Sophie, a male driver collided with another vehicle on Bélanger Street in Saint-Jérôme.

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The 33-year-old, a person of interest in the investigation, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle was also transported to hospital, but police say the injuries of the two drivers are no longer considered life-threatening.

The SQ’s major crime unit has taken over the investigation.

— with files from Global News’ Elizabeth Zogalis and The Canadian Press

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