Police search for motive in 1st homicide of 2016
Pierre-Isnard Amy had been with Co-Op de l'Est Taxi for only 6 months when he was shot
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.
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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.
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.
with files from Natalie Nanowski