Police hunt for suspect after man shot at Gatineau party
Suspected shooter fled on foot, said police
Police are looking for a suspect after a 26-year-old man was shot overnight at a party in Gatineau, Que.
The man was shot at around 3 a.m. Sunday at a private party attended by about 25 people on Cartier Street, said Gatineau police.
He was found lying on the ground, police said, and was taken to Hull Hospital. He underwent surgery and his life is no longer in danger.
No other information has been released about the man's identity or his condition.
The force's canine unit and tactical team were called in to find the shooter, who fled the scene on foot, police said.
Police believe he may be armed and dangerous.
Officers set up a security perimeter near where the shooting took place. The Alonzo-Wright Bridge had been closed but is now open to traffic.
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The owner of the house, Jocelyn Filiatrault, told Radio-Canada he rented the house to young students from Toronto and their friends.
The renters arrived Friday and were supposed to leave Sunday.
Filiatrault, a businessman in the area, said he'd been using Airbnb for just a few months and does not plan to file a complaint against the rental site.
"I'll be a little more careful, that's all," he said.