André Lemieux Death. The father of David Lemiuex has died in a shooting that happened Tuesday night. The police in Montreal suspect that the same person was responsible for two distinct but related shootings that occurred on Tuesday night and claimed the lives of two men approximately one hour apart from each other. Chief Inspector Marie-Claude Dandenault of the Montreal Authorities Department (SPVM) stated on Wednesday that the police are “99 per cent sure” that the same person is responsible for the deaths that took place in the municipalities of Saint-Laurent and Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
She also mentioned that there does not appear to be any link between the victims at this time, but that detectives are not ruling out the idea that the acts of gunfire that occurred consecutively were random in nature. The identity of André Lemieux, the father of professional boxer David Lemieux, has been confirmed by CTV News as one of the two men who were fatally shot in the incident. He was 64.
The unfortunate event was “very fresh” according to Andréanne Lambert, a spokesman for the boxer’s management business, Eye of the Tiger. She stated that the family would not be making any public statements at this time. “[David] just wants to keep his family close,” Lambert explained.
Shooting Death Of David Lemieux’s Father André Lemieux
Mohamed Salah Belhaj, 48 years old, was working as an intervention worker at the Albert-Prévost Mental Health Hospital on Gouin West Boulevard when he was shot and killed. The second victim has been identified. Emilie Jacob, a spokesman for the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal health board, expressed her dismay in a written statement by saying, “We are disturbed to learn of the death in tragic circumstances of Mr. Mohamed Salah Belhaj,”
“To his family and friends, please accept our most sincere condolences on their loss. Additionally, his coworkers will receive support in order to help them get through this difficult time.” In the meantime, police investigators in Montreal are awaiting the findings of ballistic testing as they investigate the fatal shootings that occurred on Tuesday night. These shootings are the most recent in a string of horrific gun crimes that have occurred on the island.
According to Dandenault, the Montreal police have stated that officers are working nonstop — some of them are even coming in on their days off — to assist in solving the crime and determining a possible motivation behind it. She stated that at this time they were investigating all of the possibilities available to them. “We have investigators swarming the region, and we are not leaving any stone unturned in our investigation. We intend to investigate this matter thoroughly.”
No arrests have been made.