Police say man may have info on attempted murder

Police are trying to find a man who may have witnessed a shooting in a fast food restaurant’s parking lot that left a victim in critical condition with gunshot wounds.

Det. Sgt. John De Melo said Gatineau police now have photographs of a man considered to be a witness to the Feb. 16 shooting at the McDonald’s restaurant at 378 Maloney Blvd. W. in which a man was shot in the leg.


At 6:25 p.m., a 40-year-old Gatineau man had parked at the front of the restaurant, waiting for food that he’d ordered at the drive-thru. When he exited his car, another man approached him and shot him once in the upper part of his leg, said De Melo.

Police arrested a suspect on March 4 and have since charged him with attempted murder. But investigators announced yesterday that they want to talk to a man who was in the restaurant at the time of the incident and may have witnessed the attack.

The witness sought by police is described as a man between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-10. He has a beard, short hair and was wearing a light-coloured jacket with stripes at the time of the incident.

The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition following the shooting and has since been released.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call De Melo at 819-243-2345, ext. 6029.


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