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5 people arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man on Montreal’s South Shore

Five people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in January in Saint-Lambert on Montreal’s South Shore.

Gabriel Lauzier was found seriously injured from gunshot wounds in the outdoor parking lot of the Saint-Lambert commuter rail station. He died in hospital a few hours later.

The suspects arrested Wednesday after a six-month investigation are two men, ages 18 and 19, who will appear in Longueuil Superior Court on Thursday to face charges of second-degree murder, aggravated theft, pointing a firearm and possessing a prohibited weapon.

Longueuil police say they also arrested three accomplices, a 20-year-old man and two 17-year-olds, a boy and a girl, who could face the same charges. .

Gabriel Lauzier, 20, was found seriously injured by gunshot wounds in the outdoor parking lot of the Saint-Lambert commuter rail station. He died in hospital a few hours later. (Stéphane Grégoire/Radio-Canada)

Police spokesman Ghyslain Vallières says the fatal shooting occurred during a transaction involving a small amount of drugs and vaping paraphernalia.

He says gratuitous violence is becoming a trend among young people in North America.

“It’s something we’ve seen for seven to eight years,” he said.

“Young teens and young adults are not measuring accurately what they will engage in if they go down this path.”

Vallières says the two main suspects in the case could face 14 to 25 years in prison if found guilty.

He says police will now focus their efforts on legal proceedings and will work closely with the Quebec Crown Prosecutor’s Office to “ensure justice is served.”