Suspect In Shooting Charged After Injuring Young Boy, Four Other Persons In Contrecoeur, Quebec

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A boy aged 9, and four adults, sustained gun-related injuries after a drive-by incident in Contrecoeur, Quebec.

Quebec’s police said the shooting took place at about 7:30pm, last Sunday. The suspect opened fire on an automobile parked at the corner of des Pivoines Street and des Pervenches street. Police added the shooting may have happened because the gunman was enraged.

Following the incident, police said the shooter, a 37-year-old, fled and hid at a private residence. Police caught up with him at about 3am, Monday.

The shooter, Yves Martin Larocque, appeared at the Sorel-Tracey Courthouse, Quebec, to face a number of serious charges. Court documents indicate that he is a resident of the street where the shooting occurred.

Police said that he was charged with attempted murder, criminal negligence, aggravated assault as well as discharging a firearm with the intention to maim, disfigure or would, endangering the lives of other people.

The boy, according to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), was outside of local home when the incident happened. He is expected to recover from the injuries.

The driver of the target vehicle is in critical condition, police say, while the other three suffered minor injuries.

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