Suspect arrested in shooting death of 27-year-old Blainville man

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According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the 27-year-old man shot and killed in a residence in Blainville is not known to police. (Luc Lavigne/Radio-Canada - image credit)
According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the 27-year-old man shot and killed in a residence in Blainville is not known to police. (Luc Lavigne/Radio-Canada - image credit)

Provincial police say they have identified and arrested the man they believe is responsible for a fatal shooting late Wednesday night in Blainville.

Police say the victim was Maxime Villeneuve, 27.

The Blainville police department said it received reports from neighbours around 11:15 p.m. for sounds of gunshots fired on 61st Avenue West, near Boulevard du Curé-Labelle.

When they arrived on scene, police found the victim seriously injured by a firearm, said provincial police spokesperson Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau.

The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the victim was not known to police.

This afternoon, the SQ arrested a 26-year-old man in Saint-Lin-Laurentides. He is being questioned and is expected to make a court appearance by video tomorrow at the St-Jérôme courthouse.

There is no word yet on what charges he may face.

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