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Shooting of driver beside busy Montreal highway suspected road rage: police

MONTREAL — The driver of a delivery van was shot on the service road of a busy Montreal highway today in what police describe as an apparent case of road rage.

Montreal police say they received a call at about 1:40 p.m. concerning a dispute that had degenerated between two motorists.

Police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils says the two men involved were in vehicles heading east on the service road of Highway 40 in east-end Montreal.

She says one driver pulled alongside the victim’s van and opened fire before quickly fleeing the scene.

The victim, injured in the upper body, was conscious when first-responders arrived, and police say his life is not in danger.

His employer, Monsieur Livre-Tout of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., said late in the afternoon it did not have any news on the driver, described as being in his 20s.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2019.

The Canadian Press