Five injured after shootout involving police in Old Montreal

The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) says five people were shot: four civilians and one police officer. 

The incident took place around 2 a.m. Sunday morning near the Clocktower Quay

Police told watchdog investigators that they were responding to a noise complaint when a 33-year-old man opened fire on them early Sunday morning at Montreal's Old Port. (Stéphane Grégoire/Radio-Canada)

An early-morning shootout in Montreal's Old Port has left five people injured, including a police officer and a suspect who was reportedly exchanging gunfire with police. 

Quebec's police watchdog has opened an investigation into the incident. The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes said the shooting took place around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, after police were called to respond to a noise complaint near the Clocktower Quay.

Three police officers responded to the call. They told the BEI that a 33-year-old man started shooting in their direction, hitting one of the officers. 

Police say they then returned fire and hit the suspect. 

Three other people present were also struck by gunfire.

Urgences Santé said the five people injured were taken to hospital.

The BEI is asking anyone who witnessed the event to reach out via its website,