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Suspects charged with attempted murder after daytime shooting in Montreal’s east end

A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Three men arrested in connection with a daytime shooting in Rivière-des-Prairies on Wednesday appeared in Montreal court Thursday afternoon to face charges.

Montreal police spokesperson Véronique Dubuc said the charges include attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motorized vehicle and possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm with ammunition.

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The accused were arrested shortly after 911 calls reported gunshots heard near 54th Avenue and 3rd Street at around 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officers dispatched to the scene located a 20-year-old man who was injured during the incident, possibly by glass shards.

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Witnesses provided descriptions of the suspects to police which led to the arrest of three men a short time later.

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The three accused, aged 19, 22 and 23, remain in detention.

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They are expected back in court on Friday for their bail hearings.

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