Murder of a man on a basketball court in the Lachine borough

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Taken to hospital in serious condition, the 27-year-old man later died from his injuries.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Alain Beland

The Canadian Press

Published at 4:08 UTCUpdated at 11:24 UTC

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in the Lachine borough of Montreal on Wednesday evening when an assailant opened fire in his direction on a basketball court.

The murder, which is on the 17the to occur this year on the island of Montreal, occurred around 7:30 p.m. on a street basketball court Duff Courtnear rue Esther-Blondin.

According to initial information, the victim was on a basketball court with other people. And, suddenly, a suspect arrived and fired in the direction of the victim, then fled on foot before the police arrived.explained agent Caroline Chèvrefils, who is spokesperson for the Montreal City Police Service (SPVM).

Wounded at upper body after being hit by at least one projectile, the 27-year-old man was transported to a hospital, where he finally succumbed to his injuries.

Early Thursday morning, the SPVM reported no arrests in this case, but its major crimes section continued its investigation to find the suspect.

The canine unit was requested to the scene to search for evidence. Checks will be made on possible surveillance cameras located near the premises. Witnesses to the event were met by the policementioned Officer Chèvrefils.

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