After homicide of 15-year-old, Plante urges feds to maneuver on handgun bans in cities

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Plante’s plea to Ottawa comes after Meriem Boundaoui, 15, was murdered in St-Léonard Sunday night. Witnesses stated she was sitting within the passenger seat of a parked automotive whereas she and a second individual within the automobile spoke to some people standing on the sidewalk. A second automotive approached and opened fireplace.

Boundaoui reportedly suffered at the very least one bullet wound to the top, and was taken to a hospital in important situation. Police introduced early Monday that she had died. One of many individuals she was talking to, a 21-year-old male, was struck at the very least as soon as within the higher physique.

The homicide was the newest in a collection of shootings which have plagued Montreal-North, Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles and different north- and east-end boroughs for months.