Downtown Montreal altercation leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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The death of the 23-year-old man is the 21st homicide investigation this year in Montreal police's territory.  (Stéphane Grégoire/Radio-Canada - image credit)
The death of the 23-year-old man is the 21st homicide investigation this year in Montreal police's territory. (Stéphane Grégoire/Radio-Canada - image credit)

Montreal police are investigating after an overnight altercation in downtown Montreal left one man in his 20s dead and another injured.

The SPVM received a call at around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday, and found two victims near the corner of Sherbrooke and Mansfield Streets — steps away from McGill University.

According to Montreal police spokesperson Véronique Dubuc, both men had suffered what appeared to be upper-body injuries from a sharp object.

A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital, and his death was confirmed shortly after. Dubuc says he was not known to police.

The other victim, a 20-year-old man, did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

The 23-year-old man's death marks this year's 21st homicide on Montreal police territory.

The SPVM's major crimes unit is at the scene.

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