Last week the Montreal police issued a sanguine press release announcing that they had shot a man in NDG.
Seeing as it received only brief mention in some of the francophone press, it’s worth mentioning here.
According to the police at 4:35pm cops from the drug squad went to arrest two suspects on the corner of West Broadway and St-Jacques. One of the suspects allowed themselves to be arrested without incident while the other – still according to police – tried to flee, and then “exchanged shots” with the police.
We don’t know who shot first, but the “suspect”, who we are told is 22 years of age, was hit by at least one bullet, and brought to an undisclosed hospital where, as of last Friday, he was reported to be in critical condition.