Police investigate after young man killed in Brossard, Que., restaurant shooting

BROSSARD, Que. — Police say a murder investigation is underway after a young man was shot to death at a restaurant in Brossard, Que.

Longueuil police say a man opened fire in a restaurant in the city's Dix30 shopping district Friday night, and the 25-year-old victim died of his injuries in hospital Saturday morning.

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He was not known to police, and the motive of the shooting is unknown.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday inside a restaurant on Leduc Boulevard, across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, according to Longueuil police spokeswoman Melanie Mercille.

Officers found a gun near the scene, and Mercille says "some minutes later" they received a call of a burning car nearby.

She says the torched vehicle was found several blocks away on Chemin des Prairies, and police believe the incidents are related.

The suspect, who fled on foot toward Highway 10, had not been located as of Saturday afternoon .

Police erected a security perimeter around the crime scene and the investigation is ongoing.

The Montreal area has seen two fatal shootings in crowded public places in a week.

Last Saturday night, a man linked to organized crime was shot dead in a hotel in Laval, Que., on the Highway 15 service road.

The victim, Salvatore Scoppa, 49, was shot at around 10 p.m.

Police have not caught the suspect in that shooting.

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