|Chenier Dupuy was shot and killed in a parked car in east-end Montreal Aug. 10. (Handout)
A 22-year-old man who police said had possible street gang ties was assassinated Friday night in the city's southwest.
Montreal police spokeswoman Anie Lemieux said the victim was "known to police and possibly tied to street gangs."
However, she wouldn't say if the murder was linked to the recent assassinations of two members of a notorious Montreal street gang.
A top street gang member told QMI Agency that it's "a matter of time" before his group avenges the assassination of kingpin "Big" Chenier Dupuy, the 37-year-old head of the Mafia-linked Bo-Gars gang who was shot and killed in a parked car in east-end Montreal Aug. 10.
A friend of Dupuy's was gunned down hours later.
Lemieux said the 22-year-old man was shot multiple times around 9:15 p.m. Friday, in a residential part of the city's southwest borough of Lachine.
Witnesses said two black men were seen fleeing the scene after the shots were fired, Lemieux said. However, Lemieux said police don't know if those two men were witnesses or suspects.
Friday's murder was the city's 19th homicide of the year.
What could possibly have been the city's 20th homicide also took place on Friday in central Montreal.
Police said they found a 44-year-old man with head wounds, bleeding on the street, at 11:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Montreal police spokesman Anthony Cantelmi told QMI Agency that a witness told police they saw someone fleeing the scene.
"All we know is that there was an altercation that occurred between two men," Cantelmi said.
Police said the man's body will be autopsied soon, and until then, they're treating the death as suspicious.