Pie IX Blvd. has reopened to traffic following an overnight investigation into an exchange of gunfire between police and five suspect shortly after 1 a.m. in Montreal’s St-Michel borough.
Police had been looking for a man after being called to an area of Montreal’s St-Michel borough after shots were heard near Pie IX Blvd and 47th avenue shortly after 1 a.m.
According to SPVM spokesman Simon Delorme, police found a vehicle occupied by five men when they arrived on the scene, but the men fled by foot.
While chasing the suspects, a shot was fired towards the officers and police responded with more shots, Delorme said.
Four of the suspects were arrested shortly after the exchange, but one remained on the run until shortly before 8 a.m.
No one was injured during this operation.
Authorities were able to catch the last suspect with the help of the Sûreté du Québec’s helicopters and the members of the tactical team.
Police nabbed him in the industrial sector of St-Michel after combing through a security perimeter between Pie IX Blvd., Des Grandes Prairies Blvd., the Miron quarry and Robert Blvd.
Delorme said there is reason to believe the men, who are all between 25 and 29 years old, are involved in street gangs.
The investigation continues in the industrial park as authorities look for evidence in the case.
Les suspects d’origine latino-américaine et haïtienne sont vraisemblablement liés aux gangs de rue, selon la police.