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Fatal shooting marks Montreal’s 37th homicide of 2021

Montreal police officer at a crime scene in Montreal, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

Police are investigating after a fatal shooting in Montreal’s Saint-Leonard borough on Monday night.

Montreal police spokesperson Manuel Couture said a 911 call reporting gunshots fired near the intersection of Jean-Talon Street and de l’Assomption Boulevard came in at 9:40 p.m.

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Police located a 39-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Couture said the man was conscious during his transport to hospital but that his condition deteriorated.

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He later died of his injuries in hospital.

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Couture confirmed the man’s death is the 37th homicide of 2021 in Montreal.

A perimeter was put in place and investigators with the major crimes unit were at the scene Tuesday morning.

No arrests have been made.

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