Police confirmed the location of the street fight to be on Louis-Hémon St. near Bélanger St. in the Villeray neighbourhood, situated in the north-central part of the island. The roads were closed as police carried out their investigation. This will be the city's eighth homicide this year.
By the time police officers had arrived at the scene, suspects involved in the brawl had fled. Emergency services found two injured men, including the 49-year-old man who had been wounded in the head with a sharp object, and a 24-year-old man who had been hit several times on his upper and lower body by a blunt object. Both men were taken to the hospital.