Montreal police launched an investigation after a wounded man showed up to a hospital after gunfire was reported in the city’s west end early Tuesday.
Authorities were called around 4:15 a.m. about shots fired on St-Jacques Street near Lily-Simon Street in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, according to police spokesperson Véronique Comtois.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found at least one bullet casing near a motel. She said investigators believe the shooting occurred outside the building but on the private property.
A security perimetre was started as as investigation got underway.
Police then received a call about a man in his 30s with a gunshot wound who showed up at a local hospital, Comtois said.
The victim, a man in his 30s, is expected to recover from his injuries.
Comtois said the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unknown, but police believe the two incidents are linked.