Montreal police are increasing their presence in the northeast part of the city as they investigate four shooting incidents over a five-hour period in northeast Montreal Sunday night that left at least three people wounded.
Monday morning, investigators were trying to determine whether the four incidents were linked.
No arrests or fatalities have been reported thus far in connection with the attacks.
The first shooting was reported at 5:30 p.m. at Pascal and Lapierre Sts. in the borough of Montreal North. There were bullet holes in a parked car and spent cartridge casings on the ground. However, no victim was found.
Shortly afterward, however, a man in his 20s showed up at a hospital with wounds that required surgery. Police have yet to determine whether he was connected to the Montreal North shooting.
At 9:30 p.m., a man in his 50s was shot at least once in the upper body while parking his car in his driveway on 63rd Ave. near Perras Blvd. in the city’s Rivière-des-Prairies district. He was treated by first responders and taken to a hospital.
bout 10 minutes after that attack, a third shooting took place in the parking lot of residential building in the same area. A single gunman approached a car containing at least one person and opened fire before fleeing. There were no reported injuries in that incident.
Finally, around 10:30 p.m., a man in his 20s sitting on the balcony of a residence on Armand-Bombardier Blvd. was shot several times by a gunman from the ground below. The victim is expected to survive.
“Police from different squads will be more visible on the ground to reassure the population while investigators work to find those responsible,” for the shootings, said a statement from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal.
The SPVM is appealing to anyone who knows anything about these incidents to call 911, go to their local police station, or call Info-Crime Montréal at 514-393-1133, or infocrimemontreal.ca.