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Laval shooting victim dies in hospital, prompting homicide investigation

A man in his 30s who was shot in a Laval parking lot died from his wounds Monday, prompting a provincial police investigation.

Provincial police suspect the victim may have been involved with organized crime

Laval police responded to a 911 call at 4 a.m. on Monday, finding a man in a municipal lot with at least one gunshot wound. (Simon-Marc Charron/CBC)

A man in his 30s who was shot in a Laval parking lot died from his wounds Monday, prompting a provincial police investigation.

Laval police spokesperson Const. Evelyne Boudreau confirmed he died just after 3 p.m. and the file was transferred to the Sûreté du Québec.

On Monday morning, she said the victim, though known to local police, was not believed to be involved with organized crime.

On Tuesday, SQ spokesperson Sgt. Claude Denis said provincial police are on the case because the incident may be related to organized crime.

Denis said investigators are working with Laval police.

The victim had been hospitalized in critical condition after being shot at least once at around 4 a.m. in a municipal parking lot on du Tremblay Island, part of the Chomedey neighbourhood.

Police found a bullet casing in the lot.

With files from Valeria Cori-Manocchio

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