Montreal police arrest three after Little Italy shooting

Gun seized by police. SOURCE: SPVM

Montreal police (SPVM) say they have arrested three suspects and seized two guns following an exchange of gunfire in Little Italy in April.

Police said in a rews release that search warrants in homes in Laval and Blainville yielded the guns, as well as ammunition, cell phones and vests related to Moors, "a criminal motorcycle club."

À l’issue d’une enquête en lien avec un échange de coups de feu survenu récemment dans la Petite-Italie, le #SPVM a arrêté trois suspects, effectué cinq perquisitions et saisi deux armes à feu.

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— Police Montréal (@SPVM) June 7, 2021

Police said two groups shot at each other on April 20 in the afternoon near the corner of Saint-Dominique and Saint-Zotique Est streets and that information from witnesses and surveillance images led them to the suspects.

Three suspects were arrested on June 3. Two of them -- Steven Therien, 30, and Kristina Svestka, 28 -- appeared at the Montreal courthouse on several charges relating to possession of firearms.

Police thanked the public for their help in the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or a releted crime can report it anonymously and confidentially with Info-Crime Montreal at 514 393-1133 or via the report form available on the infocrimemontreal.ca website.

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