A man in his fifties was shot dead Tuesday morning in the Pointe-aux-Trembles borough.
At around 10 a.m., an individual opened fire in the direction of the victim, who was shot at least once in the upper body, possibly near the shoulder. The man was then on the 8e Avenue, near the intersection of rue Sherbrooke Est. He then took refuge inside the nearby Basha restaurant.
Transported by ambulance to a hospital, he is currently out of danger.
The gunman fled the scene before the police arrived. Investigators from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) are evaluating the possibility that there are several suspects involved in this case.
The motives for this attempted murder remain to be determined. It is not known whether the victim has a criminal record.
Video tapes from surveillance cameras from surrounding businesses are being analyzed to determine the sequence of events.
Forensic identification technicians as well as the canine squad were mobilized to find clues about this fifth shooting to occur in two weeks in east Montreal.
Sherbrooke Street eastbound was closed to traffic until early afternoon.