The SPVM is investigating the three attempted homicides, but have no immediate suspects.

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Police are investigating three attempted homicides that occurred in a short period of time late Friday night in Montreal’s east end, including two by firearm.

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Two men known in police circles were hit by several firearm projectiles in separate events that occurred around the same time.

In the Rivière-des-Prairies borough, a suspicious vehicle approached a pedestrian, around 10:30 p.m., at the corner of Perras and Rodolphe-Forget boulevards, opening fire in the pedestrians direction.

The victim, a 19-year-old man known to the police, was hit by several projectiles in the upper body. He was rushed to a hospital where his condition was considered serious but stable shortly before dawn on Saturday.

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) was looking for a suspect in a dark coloured vehicle.

About five minutes earlier, in the borough of Saint-Léonard, a 35-year-old man was also the target of a gunman while he was driving his vehicle near the intersection of rue Jean-Talon East and Candiac. He was still conscious when the police arrived and when he was taken to hospital.

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The individual, known to the police, was hit by several bullets but survived. His condition was considered stable around 5:30 a.m. Saturday, but will have to undergo several surgeries.

Then around 10:15 p.m., another 19-year-old man was stabbed, this time in the borough of Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

The exact place of the attack is uncertain, but the man managed to flee by car to the parking lot of Place Versailles, where he was discovered by police, bloodied from an upper body wound.

Unlike the other two victims, this man was not known to the police. He was taken to hospital where his condition was stable on Saturday morning.

The SPVM is investigating the three attempted homicides, but have no immediate suspects.

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