15-year-old Meriem Boundaoui fatally shot in a Montreal drive-by shooting

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Montreal police responded to report of a shooting in Saint-Leonard on February 7th at approximately 6:00pm.

Police arrived to the area of Jean-Talon Street, near Valdombre Street to find 15-year-old Meriem Boundaoui suffering from a gunshot wound inside of a vehicle. She was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries on February 8th. Police said a 21-year-old man, was also shot but expected to survive.

It is alleged that the girl and the driver were talking to three people standing on the sidewalk when another car pulled up and opened fire. Montreal police spokesman Raphael Bergeron said both suspects were wearing face masks, making their identification difficult.

Information will be added as it becomes available.