Montreal

Man dies after double shooting in Plateau overnight, 2nd victim in critical condition

A 31-year-old man has died after being gunned down in Montreal's Plateau neighbourhood overnight. A second victim, who was found in the car that fled the scene, is in critical condition.

2nd victim was located by police after a car chase ending on Notre-Dame Street downtown

The first victim, a 31-year-old man, was found by police at the scene. He was taken to hospital in critical condition. (Radio-Canada)

A 31-year-old man has died after being gunned down in Montreal's Plateau neighbourhood overnight. A second victim, who was found in the car that fled the scene, is in critical condition.

Montreal police say they were called to the corner of St-Laurent Boulevard and Mont-Royal Avenue at around 12:30 a.m.

When they arrived, they found the 31-year-old who had been shot to his upper body. He was taken to hospital, where he died hours later.

Meanwhile, officers saw a "vehicle fleeing the scene" and embarked on a chase that ended at the corner of Notre-Dame Street and Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, according to spokesperson Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant. 

The second victim, a 25-year-old, was inside the vehicle. Police say he had been shot at the same time as the other man, on St-Laurent and Mont-Royal. 

The second victim, a 25-year-old man, was found by police inside a car that had fled the site of the shooting. (Radio-Canada)

He was conscious while being transported to hospital.

Two other 25-year-old men were in the car, police say. They were arrested and will meet with investigators later this morning.

Police say they will be meeting with witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage to piece together what happened.

This is the city's 29th homicide of 2018. There were 24 in all of 2017.

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