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Man injured in midday shooting near Montreal's Bell Centre, life not in danger

Close-up of a Montreal police insignia on Saturday, March 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Mario Beauregard

Montreal police say a man was shot early this afternoon outside the Bell Centre in the city’s downtown.

Spokeswoman Const. Veronique Comtois says police received a call at around 12:10 p.m. reporting the shooting near the arena that is home to the Montreal Canadiens.

Comtois says the victim, 22, managed to flee the scene and was found in a nearby apartment.

She says the man, who was shot in the upper body, was transported to hospital and his life is not in danger.

Comtois says at least one shot was fired, and no arrests have been made.

Investigators are speaking to witnesses and reviewing security camera footage from nearby buildings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 30, 2021.