Police arrest suspect after 5-year-old boy, man shot in Kirkland
Alleged assailant was barricaded inside a house, leading to brief standoff with police
Montreal police have a man in custody after a five-year-old boy and a 69-year-old man were shot in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland on Friday evening.
Around 7 p.m. a 911 call was placed about two people who had been injured by gunshots, Montreal police spokesperson Const. Manuel Couture said.
The boy was shot in the stomach. The older man was shot in the leg. The victims were both conscious and speaking with the officers while they were transported to hospital, Couture said.
Both are now in stable condition.
The suspect, 36, was barricaded inside the house when police arrived. At 8:30 p.m. police confirmed that he had been arrested.
The shootings happened on Monsadel Street near Sainte-Marie Road, at the border of Kirkland and Beaconsfield.