MONTREAL - A victim's body has been carried out from a Montreal crime scene that just hours ago was the site of a political victory party.
Authorities wheeled out the covered body of the 48-year-old man, carrying it on a gurney and lifting it into a van, around noon.
The scene behind the Metropolis club came about a dozen hours after pandemonium swept over what had been a victory party for the newly elected Parti Quebecois.
A shooter blasted his way into the building and set a fire, shooting two people and killing one. After being tackled to the ground by police, a masked and housecoat-wearing suspect shouted about an awakening of English-speaking Quebecers.
The scene is now part of a security permieter, a one-block area in Montreal's downtown sectioned off with orange and blue police tape.
Around two dozen investigators were still on the scene a dozen hours later. Some were examining a gas canister lying near a GMC truck, believed to be linked to the crime.
During the incident, police confiscated a weapon that carried a resemblance to an AK-47 assault rifle.
Reports say the victim was a sound technician who was working at the Metropolis club last night. Police confirmed the man's name but not his employer.
The source also confirmed the name of the shooting suspect, who has yet to be charged.