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Fatal shooting in Laval prompts provincial police investigation

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Quebec provincial police are investigating after a man in his 20s was shot dead in Laval. Global's Brayden Jagger Haines has more – Aug 17, 2021

Quebec provincial police have taken over the investigation into the murder of a man who found shot dead in Laval early Tuesday morning.

Provincial police Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau says the agency stepped in after local police in the Montreal suburb found evidence suggesting the murder may be linked to street gangs.

Bilodeau says the victim, a man in his 20s, has not yet been officially identified.

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Laval police found the man, who was declared dead at the scene, after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in a residential neighbourhood.

Laval police said their investigators didn’t find any shell casings at the scene or traces of bullet impacts on nearby cars and homes.

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Bilodeau say it’s too early to tell whether the murder is linked to several other recent shootings in the Montreal area that have also been tied to street gangs.

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