Laval residents march for peace in wake of continued gun violence

Following a wave of gun violence in Laval, residents and community activists say they want to take their streets back.

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Several residents, community activists and politicians gathered at the Raymond Fortin Community Center in Laval on Saturday. He called it “Together for Peace” – a march against violence.

“The residents of Place Saint Martin, Domaine Renaud and Laval in general are very concerned,” said PLQ MNA for Laval des Rapids Saul Polo.


Just two weeks ago, a 33-year-old man was shot dead in broad daylight in the city’s Chomedi district. A few days earlier, a 28-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting. A 14-year-old boy was injured in the same incident.

“With gun violence everywhere in every neighborhood, it’s scary,” said Lucy Lanthier general manager of Loisirs Renaud-Coursol, a community center in Laval.

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“People need to know that we can be together, we can do something, we can…