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Montreal murder: Suspect allegedly ordered and assembled firearm online

Abdullah Sheikh, the suspect in the three murders killed by police on Thursday, had a semi-automatic rifle and a large amount of ammunition, according to an unnamed source.

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Suspects in three murders this week in Montreal and Laval that were carried out within 24 hours were reportedly able to order parts online from various vendors and assemble firearms.

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Abdulla Shaikh, 26, was the suspected murderer who was killed by police on Thursday morning with a semi-automatic rifle and large amounts of ammunition, according to Le Journal de Montréal.

Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said the firearm has a special loading clip that allows it to fire more bullets than the standard version of the weapon. The alleged method is by ordering parts from various vendors and is legal in Canada.

Sheikh was killed at a motel in the St. Laurent borough as police investigated three fatal shootings carried out in a separate incident that began Tuesday night.

Saint Laurent resident André Lemieux, 64, was shot while inside a bus stop near his apartment on Boulevard Jules Poitras.

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About an hour later, at 10:50 pm, Mohammed Salah Belhaj, 48, a father of two young children, died near his home in Ahancic-Cartierville district on his way to the hospital.

Construction worker Alexis Lévis-Crevier, 22, was shot dead in Laval on Wednesday.

Shortly after Sheikh was murdered Thursday morning, the Quebec Intelligence Service said he was a suspect in all three killings and that the victims were randomly selected.

pcherry@postmedia.com

Montreal murder: Suspect allegedly ordered and assembled firearm online

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