The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) is taking charge of the investigation into the firearm murder of a Laval resident, on Friday, Oct. 7, Canada Street, due to possible links with organized crime.
Around 11:20 p.m., a 31-year-old man died when getting shot in his immobilized vehicle, on the roadway of that that sector of Saint-François, located just south of Lévesque Boulevard (east), facing the Rivière des Prairies.
As soon as they arrived on the scene, officers from the Service de police de Laval (SPL) quickly spotted the vehicle riddled with projectiles, while also noticing a victim inside of it, suffering from several bullets.
Police officers attempted resuscitation maneuvers, the victim’s death being noted on the scene.
A victim’s family member, rushed to the scene, was transported to a hospital centre due to a serious nervous shock.
In the hours following that other event, an SPL dog handler provided assistance, as did forensic identification specialists, in order to collect as many elements as possible to shed light on the investigation.
After taking the various witness statements, the police will investigate whether cameras in the area could have captured images that could help make advance the investigation.
In its statement, the SQ says it will work closely with the SPL in this case, the sixth homicide, and fourth firearm-related homicide to occur in Laval since the beginning of the year.
translated by Alec Brideau