A 16-year-old Dorval resident is dead after he was shot in the head Monday evening in Dorval. The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. when a neighbor heard a shot fired in a home on Hamilton Place, a small street just off Thorncrest Avenue in the city's northwest sector, said Montreal police spokesman Const. Simon Delorme.
Attempts to save the boy at the scene were not successful and he was pronounced dead on scene, Delorme added. Details of the incident are not yet clear – "investigators are still going through various hypotheses to figure out exactly what happened," Delorme said -- and no motive has yet been uncovered, he said.
Police, though, questioned a 12-year-old, who was also in the home when the shooting occurred, and are mulling charges ranging from unlawful use of a firearm to manslaughter. Police were unable to disclose the caliber of the gun, but said it did come from inside the home. At press time, police were unable to say if the gun was registered or not.
One of the 16-year-old's parents was transported to the hospital for shock. Check out www.westislandchronicle.com for updates as the story progresses.