Police search for motive in 1st homicide of 2016

Montreal police are still working to find a motive behind the city's first homicide of the year, in which 36-year-old taxi driver Pierre-Isnard Amy was shot while sitting in his cab in St-Leonard.

Pierre-Isnard Amy had been with Co-Op de l'Est Taxi for only 6 months when he was shot

Police spokesperson Manuel Couture on the investigation 0:20

Montreal's first homicide victim of 2016, taxi driver Pierre-Isnard Amy, died Friday after being shot while sitting in his cab in St-Leonard, and police are still working to find a motive. 

Residents say they heard multiple gunshots when Amy was shot around 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

Amy, 36, had been working with Co-Op de l'Est Taxi for only six months. Colleagues said he had made a good impression at the company. 

Taxi driver Pierre Isnard Amy first Montreal homicide of 2016. 0:15

According to seasoned taxi drivers the industry is becoming more dangerous. 

Walid Jaber has been a taxi driver for 20 years and said drivers need to think of their safety and refuse costumers if they feel threatened.

"It is dangerous. Even daytime is dangerous. We have a lot of accidents," Jaber said.

Police have questioned two men in their 20s. The men have been released and no accusations have been made.

Co-Op de l'Est Taxi is currently raising money for Amy's family.

Pierre-Isnard Amy succumbed to his injuries Friday. (Alain Beland/Radio-Canada)

with files from Natalie Nanowski