Laval police seek shooter after gunfire at library leaves teen injured

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An 18-year-old man is recovering in hospital from his injuries after being shot inside a Laval-Ouest Library.

According to Laval Police, gun shots were reported just after 7 p.m. on Monday.

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The shooter, who remains at large, is said to have fired his weapon multiple times through a window from outside the Philippe-Panneton municipal building.

The victim, who is known to police, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He is suffering from gunshot wounds to his lower body, according to Allen Ouellette of Laval police.

There were no reports of other injuries.

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Police have made no arrests and say the investigation continues.


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