July 5, 2020 9h17
Two attempts of murder in Montreal : three men in a critical condition
The canadian Press
MONTREAL — We no longer fear for the lives of two of the three people injured during two attempts of murder that occurred in the space of half an hour, in the morning Sunday, in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal.
The two events would be connected, said agent Benedict Boisselle, a spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM).
In both cases, a fight broke out outside between different individuals, first to 3: 10 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of avenue Viger and rue Sanguinet.
The police arrived on the scene after several calls to the central 911. They have found a man in his twenties, stretched on the ground. The latter had been stabbed in the upper body and was in critical condition when transported to the hospital. His state of health was always considered “serious” at around 8: 50 p.m., said another spokesperson for the SPVM, constable Raphaël Bergeron.
“When the police arrived, everyone involved had left the premises, no arrest, no possible suspect and no witness,” said the agent Boisselle.
The mystery was, however, cleared up at about 3: 45 a.m. after calls to 911 for another brawl was violent, but at the intersection of rue Saint-Urbain and René-Lévesque boulevard.
This time, several witnesses were always on the spot to the arrival of the police, as well as two other victims seriously injured.
It is of two men, in their twenties also, one of which had been stabbed in the upper body and the other badly beaten, to the point of being found unconscious. They were both transported to the hospital in a state considered to be critical, but they were in a stable condition later in the morning.
“Following the investigation, police on the spot, they noticed that the two events are related and that the same people are involved,” confirmed the agent Benedict Boisselle.
According to the most recent developments of the investigation, it is the young man who was unconscious that would be the suspect of the first murder attempt, added his colleague Raphael Bergeron.
Two security perimeters have been erected on the boulevard René-Lévesque, forcing the closure of two sections of the boulevard René-Lévesque, the one between the boulevard Saint-Laurent and Saint-Urbain street and the other near the Jeanne-Mance street.
Investigators from the SPVM had already begun to question the witnesses. The investigation is ongoing.