17-year-old boy dies after shooting in Laval

Laval police say they found the two victims in a school yard.

Laval police say they found two victims in a school yard

Laval police are investigating after two people were shot outside École les Explorateurs Wednesday night. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

A 17-year-old boy is dead and a second person is injured after a shooting in a Laval schoolyard overnight.

According to Laval police spokesperson Evelyne Boudreau, several neighbours called police after hearing multiple gunshots just after midnight. 

When police arrived at the scene, just outside École Les Explorateurs on Bédard Street, they found a boy lying unconscious on the ground with gunshot wounds.

He was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

Boudreau said police found a second male victim who is expected to survive. His age has not been confirmed.

With files from Kate McKenna