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.

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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…

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