Montreal police responded to the report of a shooting at an apartment in the area of Perras Boulevard, near 54e Avenue, in the Rivière-des-Prairies neighbourhood on August 2nd at approximately 7:00pm.
Police said the assailant fired from outside of the apartment sending five people to hospital. All of the victims were in the same unit at the time of the shooting. One victim died of their injuries at approximately 9:30pm on August 2nd, the second victim died before midnight and the third died in the early hours of August 3rd. Police have not released the gender or identities of the victims.
Forensic units remain on scene on August 3rd. Anyone with information to contact the Info–Crime tip line.
Update August 5th
The three victims have been identified as Jerry Willer Jean-Baptiste, 29, also known by his rapper name, “Mackazoe”, Jefferson Syla, 29, and Molière Dantes, 63. Jean-Baptiste.