Two men are wanted after a murder attempt inside a Laval housing tower.
We do not fear for the life of the man in his forties who was hit by at least one shot of a single-arm gun, around 6:40 pm Saturday, inside one of the apartments of the 14-storey building on the boulevard de Chenonceau, located between boulevards Daniel-Johnson and Chomedey. The building is home to about 100 units, but only one-storey residents had to be evacuated.
At the Laval Police Service (SPL), it was not yet possible to specify whether the crime was related to organized crime, but Constable Evelyn Boudreau confirmed that the victim is well known to the police. She collaborates with the investigators to a certain extent, and it remains to validate several elements of his testimony.
There would be no direct link between the two suspects and the victim, but the victim could know who it is.
The SPL also has an idea of the identity of the wanted men, which could help advance the investigation. However, there were still several witnesses to meet and the images captured by surveillance cameras had to be analyzed.
About thirty police officers were mobilized, as well as a dog handler. The SPL Task Force finished analyzing the scene around 4:00 am Sunday morning, combing through the victim’s house at the time of the shots and the other shelter she had taken refuge from.
As for the evacuees, they were able to return to their homes at around 10:45 pm