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SQ investigating homicide of 30-year-old man in Châteauguay

James Richard Curotte, 30, who was found in critical condition by Châteauguay police Saturday morning, has died. 

Police were called to Parc de la Commune for reports of gunshots when they found the man

Châteauguay police officers found the man after they were called to Parc de la Commune for reports of gunshots. (Mathieu Wagner/Radio-Canada)

A 30-year-old man from Kahnawake, who was found in critical condition by Châteauguay police Saturday morning, has died. 

Quebec provincial police are now in charge of investigating and say they are considering the death of James Richard Curotte a homicide. 

They say local police were called to Parc de la Commune by the Châteauguay River at around 8 a.m. for reports of gunshots. 

When officers arrived, they found the man in critical condition. He was taken to hospital, but provincial police are not revealing how or where he was injured. 

"We can't say whether the two events [the reports of gunshots] and the man's death are related," said Sgt. Louis-Philippe Bibeau. 

It's also unclear whether anyone else was at the scene when officers found the man. 

Investigators are now searching for suspects and are trying to determine the circumstances of Curotte's death.

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