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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

One dead at Marois Montreal victory rally shooting after separatists take power in Quebec, Canada

Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois was abruptly rushed off stage mid-way through her victory speech after a shot was fired and a fire set behind the downtown Montreal venue where her supporters had gathered.

Montreal police said one person died in the shooting and a second person was injured and in critical condition.

Police took one person into custody, a man in his 50s who was allegedly involved in the events at the Metropolis concert hall.

The man entered the venue from the back just before midnight, police said.

"He shot at least one shot toward two victims," Const. Danny Richer said.

"We don't know what was [behind] that event," Richer said. "Our investigators are going to meet with him overnight."

It wasn't clear how close the suspect came to the PQ leader, he said. more