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July 26, 2021

Parti Québécois victory rally shooting leaves man dead, 1 injured

A man opened fire inside a venue during a victory speech by Quebec’s new premier late Tuesday night, killing one person, police said. The man in his 40s was shot dead and another person was critically wounded close to where Pauline Marois was giving her victory speech to supporters before midnight Tuesday, prompting a swift response from the Parti Québécois leader’s security team and an evacuation of the downtown Montreal concert hall. A 62-year-old-man man was swiftly arrested outside the venue and a rifle was seized. The man, wearing a blue robe and with his face partially covered by a balaclava, allegedly entered the venue from the back as Marois was giving a jubilant address calling for unity among Quebecers.

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