A damaged vehicle was found a few kilometers from the scene of the shooting.
A major police operation is still underway in Montreal East, where a woman was shot before his captors fled. Two suspects have been arrested and two others are still wanted. One of the suspects is believed to be in the area, which is why the deployment is being maintained.
The incident occurred around midnight in a parking lot at the intersection of Maurice-Duplessis Boulevard and 27th Avenue, in the Rivière-des-Prairies district. The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was transported to a trauma center. His condition is stable.
CCTV footage shows the kidnappers fleeing after the incident.
The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) is following a lead in Montreal East: a few kilometers from the shooting, a wrecked vehicle was found at the intersection of Henri-Bourassa Boulevard and Broadway Street. The car was empty when emergency services arrived on the scene.
The authorities have deployed a tactical team to the perimeter.
Law enforcement has reason to believe this could be the kidnappers' vehicle.
Authorities are asking to avoid this area, where a a vast perimeter was erected between boulevard Henri-Bourassa, to the north, the Metropolitan highway, to the south, rue Broadway, to the west and avenue Marien, to the east.
A police helicopter joined the search.
In the field, in addition to the SPVM, a tactical intervention group, a canine unit and a helicopter from the Sûreté du Québec are working to find the suspects.
These events occur the day after the 19th homicide to occur on Montreal territory since the beginning of the year. This one having caused the death of a young Montrealer, Jayson Colin. No arrests have been made in this case.