Fight in St-Leonard leads to Montreal's 13th homicide of 2017

A 29 year old man was fatally shot in St-Leonard Sunday morning.

Montreal police received several 9-1-1 calls at around 1:15 indicating several individuals had been involved in a fight near the corner of Provencher Boulevard and Denis Papin Street.

According to police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils, shots were heard at some point during the altercation. Officers arrived to find the victim laying in the street with gunshot wounds. Paramedics were called to assist the man, who succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Police say the suspects fled before the arrival of the officers and so far, no arrests have been made.

Crime scene technicians and the police canine unit are investigating the area, which has been cordoned off by a security perimeter. Parts of both Provencher and Denis Papin have been closed to traffic.

The murder is Montreal's 13th of the year.