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Two men shot and injured in Montreal

MONTREAL – Two people were wounded by gunshot during two different events that occurred during the night of Saturday to Sunday, said Montreal police.

First, a call was made to 911 at approximately 4:00 am about shots fired in front of a bar on rue Saint-Hubert, near rue Saint-Zotique, in the Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie borough.

Upon arrival, a team from the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) found an injured man in the bar.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, was hit in the lower body by more than one projectile and had to be taken to hospital. “The injured was aware, there is no fear for his life,” said Caroline Chevrefils, spokesperson for the SPVM.

The suspects fled before the police arrived, she added.

According to the police, shots were fired inside and outside the bar.

A projectile impact was found on an immobilized car on board of which were four people who were not injured, it was said.

A security perimeter has been erected in the area to allow investigators, accompanied by a forensic technician, to do their job.

Other gunshot wounded

In addition, a person injured by a gunshot during another separate event went to the hospital for treatment during the night of Saturday to Sunday, according to information from the SPVM.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was injured in the upper body by at least one gunshot.

The man was initially considered to be in critical condition, but his health improved on Sunday morning.

The circumstances of the event are unknown.

The victim will be met by the investigators when his condition allows it.

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