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Firearm used to kill three people in Montreal was illegally acquired police say

Quebec police say the gun used to kill three folks within the Montreal space this week was acquired illegally.

Provincial police spokeswoman Genevieve Gagnon says 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, who’s suspected of killing the three males at random, didn’t have a firearms license.

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A suspect in three murders within the better Montreal space who was killed by police Thursday represented a major danger to public security resulting from his psychological state, in response to a latest ruling by a psychological well being overview board. The scene the place a 26-year-old man was killed after being shot by Montreal police at a motel in Montreal’s St-Laurent borough early Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.


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However she says police nonetheless don’t understand how he obtained a gun.

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Shaikh was killed by Montreal police Thursday morning, he’s suspected of killing three males inside a interval of about 24 hours.

Quebec’s psychological well being overview board dominated in March that Shaikh, who was underneath the supervision of a psychological well being hospital after being discovered not criminally accountable in a November 2018 mischief case, posed a “important danger” to public security, however allowed him to proceed residing locally.

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Police allege he shot two males, Andre Fernand Lemieux, 64, and Mohamed Salah Belhaj, 48, on Tuesday night time in Montreal and killed a 3rd man, Alex Levis Crevier, 22, in Laval, Que., round 24 hours later.

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