A 6-year-old girl died, Girl Killed With Knives Thursday after being seriously wounded with a stabbing weapon around 3 a.m. in an apartment in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough in Montreal.
In critical condition, the kid finally died in hospital.
The young girl’s mother was met by investigators from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) before her transport to hospital. She was outside and screaming.
As soon as her state of health permits, the police will meet her again, which had not yet been done by early Thursday evening. She is considered an “important witness” and not as an official suspect in this sad affair, according to the SPVM. No arrests were made around 6 p.m., while investigators were still on site to study the scene.
Consternation In The Neighborhood
In the neighborhood, it was consternation Thursday. The owner of the building on rue Desautels where the attack took place was in shock.
“I can not believe it. I’m stunned, ”said the woman first in an interview with LCN, wishing to preserve her anonymity.
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“The little girl was really fine. She was really endearing. When I saw her, she was a bit like my daughter, ”she added.
“It’s sure to be a shock, I’m sad for the little girl. I am sad at the same time to know that it is a person [Editor’s note the mother] who had mental health problems, substance abuse problems, but who, at the same time, wanted to get out of it. She was talking to me about it, she was working hard on it, but I think it was stronger than her, ”concluded the owner.
The Montreal police have opened an investigation to shed light on this 11th homicide of the year on their territory.