19-year-old woman dead after attack in NDG

Police are questioning 23-year-old man after an alleged case of domestic violence in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood.
Montreal police have arrested a 23-year-old man after a woman was killed in NDG. (CBC)

A 19-year-old woman has died after an alleged case of domestic violence in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

Police arrested a 23-year-old man who was at the home on Grand Boulevard, just above St-Jacques Street. He's being held for questioning.

Police said they received several calls from neighbours around 8 a.m. about noise and sounds of violence coming from an apartment.

"As I was getting my son ready to go to school, I heard a man's voice yelling quite loud, and it sounded very urgent ... like there was more behind it than just voices. As I looked across the street I saw police cars," said neighbour Walter Zeliger.

Officers on the scene found the woman with serious injuries to her head and upper body.

It left some neighbours feeling worried.

"I live here with my wife and my child and it doesn’t feel good knowing that such a level of violence could be so close to me. It’s not a pleasant feeling," Zeliger said.

The woman was rushed to the hospital but later died.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.