Gunshot in Beauport: motorcyclist injured, suspect arrested

Gunfire in Beauport: motorcyclist injured, suspect arrested

The motorcyclist was found bloodied on the roadway.

A motorcyclist was injured by at least one firearm projectile Tuesday evening in the borough of Beauport, Quebec . A suspect was arrested hours later.

At least one shot was fired around 11:30 p.m. when the driver of the motorcycle was stopped at a traffic light on Sainte-Anne Boulevard, at the corner of Francheville Street.

The 28-year-old man was found bleeding on the roadway near his vehicle.

He would have been hit in the upper body by a firearm […] He was transported to a hospital center and as we speak, we do not fear for his life, indicated Sandra Dion, door – spokesman for the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ).

Police officers and an SPVQ dog handler combed the area with a fine-toothed comb during the night, which led to the rapid arrest of a suspect, a 21-year-old man.

He was questioned by SPVQ investigators and was due to appear at the palace on Wednesday justice of Quebec to face at least one charge of attempted murder.

A large security perimeter has been erected on Sainte-Anne Boulevard.

It is unknown at this time whether the individuals involved know each other.

It was the first shot recorded by the SPVQ on its territory in 2022. Last year, there were seven. The police force however notices an increase in seizures of firearms since the beginning of the year.

Residents of rue Sauriol met by Radio-Canada on Wednesday morning did not expect to see such a police deployment in their neighborhood.

Seeing the flashing lights of emergency vehicles, Robert Limoges believed that the police were carrying out exercises to prepare to welcome the pope.

I am surprised and honestly disappointed. I find that violence is increasing everywhere. We're not really safe anywhere anymore. It's sad, reacted Mr. Limoges, specifying that the incident was not going to prevent him from sleeping.

His neighbor from' Opposite, André Morin, was peacefully watching television when he heard an explosion. It wasn't until he watched the news a few hours later that he realized a shot had been fired.

C& #x27;is sure we don't expect that, said Mr. Morin, who has lived in the neighborhood for 12 years.

According to him, it is an isolated event that is not likely to make him fear for the safety of his neighborhood.

With the collaboration of Colin Côté-Paulette

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