A man was killed by firearm projectiles during a shootout that took place on Sunday night in front of a residence in the Lachenaie sector in Terrebonne, northeast of Montreal.
The person who opened fire managed to flee to an unknown destination before the arrival of the first officers of the Terrebonne Police Service in the predominantly residential area where the attack took place.
The victim, Éric Chabot, was 42 years old. The exact circumstances of the assassination remain to be established.
Since the police believe that the case could be a settling of accounts related to the activities of organized crime, the direction of the investigation was forwarded to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ). Officers from the SQ's Crimes Against the Person squad will deploy a command post at the scene on Monday so that people who have information about this case can meet the police.
It was the third homicide to occur in the Montreal area in just eight days.
Last Friday night, a man opened fire in a crowded restaurant on Boulevard Leduc in the Quartier DIX30 neighborhood in Brossard, Montérégie, reaching a 25-year-old man who succumbed to his injuries during the night. hospital. The Longueuil Agglomeration Police Service (SPAL) does not yet report an arrest concerning this case
And last May 4th, at the end of the evening, a man who was identified with the Italian mafia, Salvatore Scoppa, was the target of shots in the entrance of a hotel in Laval located on the road serving the city. 15. The shooter is still off.
The murder of the 49-year-old man in front of several people, including children, outraged the population, prompting the Laval Police Service (SPL) to set up the "Repercussion Project" to ensure a greater police presence in places frequented by individuals linked to organized crime.