Montreal

Man gunned down in Pointe-aux-Trembles parking lot

Montreal police are in the city's east end this morning investigating a fatal shooting.

43-year-old victim was hit by at least one bullet

Police were called to Pointe-aux-Trembles Monday night after residents said they heard gunshots in the area. At the scene they found a 43-year-old man who had been fatally shot. (Alain Beland/Radio-Canada)

Montreal police are in the city's east end this morning investigating a fatal shooting.

At around 10 p.m. Monday, police were flooded with 911 calls from Pointe-aux-Trembles residents reporting they had heard gunshots.

When officers arrived at the scene on Notre Dame Street E. near 8th Avenue, they found a man slumped behind the wheel of a white Audi parked in the parking lot of a halfway house.

A 43-year-old man was gunned down while sitting in a white Audi parked outside a Pointe-aux-Trembles halfway house last night. (Lauren Mccallum/CBC)

The 43-year-old man, who was known to police, was hit by at least one bullet and declared dead at the scene.

Montreal police aren't disclosing the name of the victim.

Const. Abdullah Emran said since high winds knocked out power to the neighbourhood, the person who pulled the trigger would have been working in the dark.

Police are scouring the area in hopes the shooter dropped something. Investigators also deployed the canine squad and went door-to-door in order to find witnesses.

Notre Dame is closed between St.-Jean-Baptiste Boulevard and 5th Avenue due to the investigation.

The shooting marks Montreal's sixth homicide of the year.

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