Entertainment Stray bullet, not targeted shooting, to blame for officer's injury: Montreal police
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Montreal police say gunfire last month outside an area hospital that was initially thought to have targeted officers was actually stray bullets.
The shooting took place at about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 24 in the parking lot of the McGill University Health Centre in the city's west-end, and two bullet holes and a projectile were found at the scene.
Two officers took cover behind their vehicle and one suffered a slight arm injury.
Montreal police say detectives have analyzed the area and examined images, and they now believe the shots were fired from a nearby green space just south of the hospital.
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But police have determined that due to the terrain, it is unlikely that the shooter could have intentionally fired at the officers.
Police said in a statement the most plausible scenario is that shots were fired and stray projectiles struck the side of the building near the officers, and a ricochet likely caused the injury.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 15, 2021.
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Rounding into form but best is to come, Alouettes rusher Stanback says .
It was more than just another 100-yard rushing game — the sixth of his career and second this season — for William Stanback when the Alouettes pounded Ottawa 51-29 on Sept. 3. Stanback was the CFL’s most productive running back that week, according to Pro Stats Canada, his 112 yards on 15 carries resulting in a 7.5-yard average. And that prompted Stanback to tweet (@WillStanback28) “it’s only the beginning.” When Stanback is good, he’s very good, hitting the 112-yard rushing total in both of Montreal’s victories. But in both of the Als’ losses, he and his teammates have been less effective.