Man dies in hospital after shooting at Montreal car wash

Montreal police examine the vehicle of a man who was shot in the city's east end Tuesday. Phil Carpenter/Global News

Montreal police say a 51-year-old man is dead after a brazen daylight shooting in the city’s east end Tuesday.

The victim was shot at a car wash near the intersection of Métropolitain and Lacordaire boulevards around 10:30 a.m. in the St-Léonard borough.

“From the first info that we have, at least one suspect approached the victim and fired shots in his direction,” police spokesperson Manuel Couture said, adding several calls were placed to 911.

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The man suffered injuries to his upper body and he was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

While police have not released the man’s identity, they say he was known to them.

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Couture said a suspect fled the scene. A car possibly used by the suspect was found on fire not far from the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

The major crimes unit has taken over the investigation.

It is the sixth homicide of 2022 on Montreal police territory.

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