Police make 4 arrests after shooting near Montreal's Bell Centre, main suspect still at large

Four people have been arrested after a shooting in downtown Montreal on Friday sent a 22-year-old man to hospital.

Montreal police spokesperson Véronique Comtois said it happened just after 12 noon near the intersection of St-Antoine and Jean-d’Estrées streets, near the Bell Centre.

Officers arrived and eventually located the victim, who had fled the scene, police say.

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“At least one shot was fired toward the victim injuring him in the upper body,” Comtois said.

The 22-year-old was taken to hospital by police where he was receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Montreal police spokesperson Raphael Bergeron said the victim is known to its service and is not collaborating with the investigation.

The four individuals arrested include three women and one man believed to be between the ages of 20 to 25.

They are being held for questioning to determine if and how they were involved in the incident..

However, Bergeron said the main suspect remains at large.

He was seen earlier in the day, in an apartment inside a condo tower close to where the shooting happened, police said.

A warrant is being executed to allow police to search the premises.

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A security perimeter was put in place to protect the scene.

Investigators, assisted by forensic technicians, are now handling the investigation.

Police said officers were interviewing witnesses and assessing whether video surveillance cameras may have captured the incident.

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