Montreal police investigating daytime shooting in Saint-Leonard

Montreal police are investigating after a daytime shooting in Saint-Leonard on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Courtesy TVA

Police are investigating a brazen shooting in Montreal’s Saint-Leonard borough during the lunch hour on Thursday.

Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said a 911 call reporting gunshots fired came in just after noon.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at Café Sorrento on Jean-Talon Street East near the intersection of des Angevins.

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Witness testimony obtained by police indicates a person in a car shot in the direction of another person.

Couture said both the suspect and the target fled the scene.

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Police did, however, locate a man nearby with injuries to the upper body, but Couture said he did not appear to have been targeted by the shooter.

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“The man was injured, possibly by some shards,” he said, adding it wasn’t clear if the shards were glass from a shattered window at the café, cement or something else.

It is not known if the intended target was injured in the incident. Police have yet to locate the individual.

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Police have found a bullet casing and say the impact is visible on a nearby building.

A perimetre has been established at the scene to allow for the investigation. A K9 unit will be assisting officers and investigators as they comb the area for clues.

No arrests have been made.

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