Police investigating pair of late night shootings

Montreal police are trying to determine what led an 18-year-old to be shot while in a backyard in the Saint-Michel borough.

Police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard said the young man and his friend arrived at a hospital with wounds to his lower body at about 12:35 A.M. 

He is expected to recover.

Investigators determined the incident took place behind a home on Charland Avenue near Sackville Street. However for the moment the young man is not cooperating with the investigation.

Earlier in the night, a 41-year-old man was shot in while in his car in the Ville-Marie borough in a case believed to be connected to street gangs.

Police said the man was attacked at the corner of Bercy and Ontario Sts. shortly before 9:00 P.M. 

He was hit in the leg but managed to speed off and escape his assailant.

He pulled over near the corner of St. Urbain St. and René-Lévesque Blvd to call 9-1-1 and ask for directions to the nearest hospital.

Police officers quickly found the man and took him to doctors for treatment, he is expected to recover.

Investigators have met with the man, who is known to police, but said he is being uncooperative.

No arrests have been made in either case.