Five people wounded inside apartment as drive-by shooter remains at large

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At least five people have been hit by gunfire after a drive-by shooting terrified a city's east end on Monday.

Several people were wounded in the incident, which police believe to be a drive-by shooting, at an apartment building in Montreal, Canada.

However, the suspect remains at large and the extent of the victim's injuries have not yet been released.

Const. Véronique Comtois, a spokesperson for the city's police service, said victims were shot while inside an apartment building in the Rivière-des-Prairies neighbourhood at around 7pm local time.

They added the shots appeared to come from a car and all the people wounded were inside the same apartment.

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The victims were rushed to hospital and their condition is still not known, but cops have confirmed at least five people have been injured.

There have been no arrests at the moment after several shots were fired into the front of an apartment building.

At least two ambulances and multiple police vehicles are parked at the scene and a large cordon has been put in place.

Photos of the scene show the front door of the apartment block severely damaged with the glass shattered.

After hearing the gunshots, several people frantically dialled 911 for help nearby.

People are being urged to avoid the area as police conduct an investigation.

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