Sûreté du Québec investigates South Shore's attempted murder

Sûreté du Québec investigates South Shore's attempted murder

According to La Presse, the victim is a 39-year-old man who has previously been reported as president of Devils Ghosts, a Hells Angels support club. PETER MCCABE / MONTREAL GAZETTE

The Sûreté du Québec has taken over the investigation of a late-night murder trial in a city southeast of Montreal because they believe the shooting is linked to organized crime.

At around 11 a.m. on Saturday, police in the Richelieu-St-Laurent Régie Intermunicipale de Police responded to reports of a shooting in St-Amable Rancourt St., about 40 kilometers southeast of Montreal. Upon arrival, they found a man shot at least once, an SQ spokesman said.

“This is a man in his 30s and was taken to hospital. His life is not in danger, ”said a spokesman. “The Serious Crime Unit of the Sûreté du Québec is cooperating with the Richelieu-St-Laurent Police in the investigation. And the reason why the Sûreté du Québec is involved is because the event is related to organized crime. "

According to La Presse, the victim is a 39-year-old man who has previously been reported as president of Devils Ghosts, a Hells Angels support club. A SQ spokesperson could not confirm the identity of the victim or his age.

According to court and municipal records, the 39-year-old man, arrested in 2016 and charged with seven others, now lives on the same street and near the intersection where the shooting took place late Saturday night.

Eight people charged in 2016 were arrested during Operation Noria. A South Shore-based regional mixed group investigated a cocaine and methamphetamine smuggling network believed to be linked to a chapter in the Southern Hell Angels.

A 39-year-old man who was the victim of a La Presse story faced five drug trafficking charges in Operation Noria, but all five were charged with stopping the trial in March last year.

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