Allison Hanes: Warning pictures about risks of gun violence for Montreal

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Caron said that about half the recent shootings may be attributed to organized crime, i.e.: the standard suspects, which presumably is meant to be reassuring.

However what in regards to the different half?

If a tradition of carrying weapons is taking root in Montreal amongst petty thugs, wannabe gangsters or bored youth, issues might get rapidly out of hand. We solely must look down the 401 on the disaster gripping Toronto for a glimpse of how unhealthy issues can get.

Final yr, Toronto was rocked by an astounding 492 shootings and 284 deaths or accidents from firearms — probably the most in its historical past. And although 2020 is much from over, things are on track for another record-breaking year.

This summer time there have been a number of days that noticed a number of bursts of gunfire. In July, six shootings took place over one 12-hour period. The Toronto Police Affiliation in August warned that gun violence is now a day by day prevalence. Gun crime can also be going down in broad daylight, in mall parking heaps or busy downtown intersections. Typically it’s simply stray bullets flying from a passing automobile.