Authorities Urged To Act After East End Montreal Shooting Leaves 3 Dead

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Montreal have been angered by the shooting to death of three of the city’s residents in the east end borough area of Riviere-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, last Monday.

Following the shooting, police said they plan to undertake a city-wide crackdown on gun related violence, although a number of activists say that the first thing officers should do is stop racial prejudice.

Local police responded to a number of calls that came in at about 7 pm, on Monday regarding shooting that was directed at five men who were at an apartment near the 54th Avenue, RDP.

At around 9:30 pm, police said that one of the victims had succumbed to injuries, while another dies at around midnight. A third victim passed away on Tuesday morning.

Montreal police had said on numerous occasions that they would crack down on gun-related violence, including establishing an anti-trafficking unit, the ELTA, on the 22nd of February.

Today, police said the ELTA would be seeking the Sûreté du Québec’s help to curb incidences of gun violence in the city and broadcast a warning to all perpetrator’s resident on the island.

A section of the force plans to continue to canvas the affected areas, mostly on the eastern side of the island as well as the north points.

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