A 39-year-old man well known to police circles was assassinated Wednesday evening, in the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul neighborhood, in Laval.
According to our information, the victim was killed with several projectiles from a firearm, including at least one in the head.
The murder was committed around 9:15 p.m., on rue de la Fabrique. Several calls were made to 911 to report “several shots,” said Sergeant Geneviève Major, spokesperson for the Laval police.
The paramedics could do nothing to bring the victim back to life. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack.
As the victim is said to have links with organized crime, it is quite possible that the investigation will be transferred to the Sûreté du Québec in the next few hours.
The shooter fled before the police arrived and had still not been found around 10 p.m.
A very large security perimeter has been erected in the area to protect the crime scene.