Montreal police announce more arrests in drive-by shooting that killed 15-year-old

More arrests in drive-by

Montreal police say they have made additional arrests in the drive-by shooting death of a 15-year-old girl last year.

The city's police chief and mayor are scheduled to provide details at a new conference later today.

Police said Monday they arrested a first suspect, Salim Touaibi, 26, in connection with the February 2021 murder of Meriem Boundaoui.

Touaibi has been charged with first-degree murder and faces four charges of attempted murder.

Boundaoui was sitting in a car with another person when a second car drove up and someone opened fire. Boundaoui and a 21-year-old man who was on the sidewalk were hit by bullets, and she was later declared dead.

Police say the 15-year-old was not the target of the shooting and was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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