Man charged with second-degree murder after shooting in Saint-Raymond, Que.

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The Sûreté du Québec's major crimes unit is investigating a shooting in Saint-Raymond, Que.  (Frédéric Vigeant/Radio-Canada - image credit)
The Sûreté du Québec's major crimes unit is investigating a shooting in Saint-Raymond, Que. (Frédéric Vigeant/Radio-Canada - image credit)

A 49-year-old man is facing second-degree murder charges in connection to the death of a woman who was shot in Saint-Raymond, Que., around 60 kilometres northwest of Quebec City.

A second person, a woman whose relationship with the man is unknown, is also facing charges related to the shooting. She is charged with assaulting a police officer and willfully obstructing a police officer.

Hélène Saint-Pierre, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), says the victim, 35, was wounded after someone fired a gunshot at a vehicle Friday evening. Police were called to the scene around 8 p.m.

The man, a resident of Saint-Raymond, appeared in court via telephone Saturday afternoon. The case will be back in court on Sept. 17. A bail hearing for the woman is scheduled on Sept. 13.

A publication ban was ordered to protect the victim's identity.

Officers from the SQ's major crimes unit are investigating.

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