A 17-year-old dies in a shooting in Plateau-Mont-Royal

Montreal police are investigating the homicide of a 17-year-old boy who was shot dead in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough Thursday night.

Multiple 911 calls were made around 6:50 p.m., notifying authorities of the shooting near the corner of Roy and Rivard streets, according to Montreal police spokesman Const. Julien Levesque.

Police found the victim with upper body injuries. He was conscious when taken to hospital by ambulance, Lévesque said, but later died from his injuries.

One or more suspects fled the scene before police arrived, Lévesque said.

Witnesses will be interviewed and CCTV footage will be reviewed, he said.

The shooting marks the first homicide on Montreal police territory this year.

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