Man gunned down in Terrebonne in suspected settling of accounts

Sunday night’s shooting is the third to occur in the Montreal area over the past eight days. 

A 42-year-old man was fatally gunned down in front of a residence in the Lachenaie district of Terrebonne Sunday night in what police suspect was a settling of accounts linked to organized crime.

The shooter had left the scene by the time police arrived and the circumstances of the shooting have yet to be determined. However, police believe the homicide is linked to organized crime and the investigation has been turned over to the Sûreté du Québec. The SQ established a command post at the scene Monday morning to encourage anyone in the area with any information to come forward.

Sunday’s shooting is the third to occur in the Montreal area over the past eight days.

On Friday night, a 25-year-old man was fatally wounded after being shot in a crowded restaurant in the DIX30 shopping complex in Brossard. Police have yet to make any arrests in that investigation.

And on May 4, Salvatore Scoppa, alleged to be linked to the Montreal Mafia, was shot to death in the crowded lobby of a Laval hotel. Police continue to seek a suspect in connection with that murder.

Scoppa’s slaying, carried out in front of scores of witnesses including children, sparked public outrage and resulted in Laval police announcing they would increase their presence at venues known to be frequented by members of organized crime.

This story will be updated.


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