Montreal police confirm death of 15-year-old girl shot in car, suspects sought

By The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — A 15-year-old girl has died after a shooting Sunday night in Montreal.

Police say the girl was inside a stopped car with another person, and they were talking to people outside when shots were fired from a second vehicle that had pulled up.

The girl and a 21-year-old man who was on the sidewalk were hit by bullets, and Montreal police confirmed this morning that the girl had died from her injuries.

The man, who was hit in the upper body, managed to take shelter a block away, and police say he was conscious and talking when he was taken to hospital.

Montreal police spokesman Raphael Bergeron says the vehicle from which the shots were fired drove off, and the two men inside were wearing masks, making it difficult for witnesses to provide a description.

The killing in Montreal’s northeastern St-Leonard neighbourhood is the city’s fifth homicide of 2021.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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