UPDATED: A 15-year-old girl has died following drive-by shooting in Montreal

Montreal police vehicles on site of what has become the city's 5th homicide this year on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Cosmo Santamaria, CTV News)

By Luca Caruso-Moro

MONTREAL — A 15 year-old girl has died following a drive-by shooting in Montreal's St-Leonard borough.

Montreal police received call at 6 p.m. Sunday evening reporting gunshots at Valdombre St. near Jean-Talon.

The young woman was found in a parked vehicle with serious injuries to her upper body. She was transported to hospital and was pronounced dead early Monday morning.

Another victim, a 21-year-old male, also sustained major wounds to his upper body. He was found by police a block away on De Come street after attempting to flee the attack on foot.

He was also brought to hospital and is in stable condition.

The young woman was in a parked car talking to the other victim, who was with a small group of pedestrians, when they came under fire from a passing vehicle.

“It’s sad,” said a passerby who said he lived in the area. “Because I have two daughters and I’m lucky everything goes right for them.”

Montreal Police

Montreal police vehicles on the scene of a Sunday evening drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (Cosmo Santamaria, CTV News)

At least two suspects have been identified, who fled the scene in a van, driving west on Jean Talon.

They were wearing masks, which has made them difficult to identify, according to police.

The Major Crimes division and the crime scene technician are investigating what has become the 5th homicide in Montreal this year.

There have been no arrests.  

— with files from CTV News reporter Billy Shields and the Canadian Press


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