Busy night for SPVM in RDP: Restaurant shooting and arson

By The Canadian Press and Staff

It was a busy night for Montreal police (SPVM) in Rivière-des-Prairies (RDP) as they dealt with a shooting and arson overnight.

Shots fired at a Montreal restaurant

Calls were made to 911 around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday about shots fired at a restaurant on André Ampère Avenue, near Armand-Bombardier Boulevard, in RDP.

The SPVM says a 53-year-old woman sustained minor injuries to the lower body, possibly from shattered glass.

She was transported to hospital.

“According to initial information, one or more suspects fired shots at the front of the restaurant and then fled before the police arrived. Shell casings were found on the ground,” said a SPVM spokesperson, Caroline Chrèvrefils.

No arrests have been made so far.

Investigators and forensic technicians were onsite analyzing the scene to better understand the circumstances of the event. Possible surveillance cameras installed nearby will also be checked.

Vehicle set on fire in RDP

The SPVM’s arson squad is investigating after a vehicle was set on fire in RDP at around 3:15 a.m. on Ozias-Leduc Avenue near Perras Boulevard.

When police arrived on the scene, they tried to extinguish the fire. However, assistance by the Montreal fire department was needed to bring the blaze under control.

The SPVM says one incendiary object was found at the scene, adding that the car is a total loss.

No arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.

—With files from The Canadian Press, first published in French and translated by CityNews

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