09/08/2011 04:16 EDT | Updated 11/08/2011 05:12 EST

Woman killed in Dollard-des-Ormeaux

A 27-year-old woman is dead after a stabbing Thursday in Dollard-des-Ormeaux on Montreal's West Island.

Montreal police said the woman was attacked outside her apartment complex on Brunswick Boulevard and died later in hospital.

Const. Daniel Lacoursière said it is the 25th murder of the year on the island of Montreal.

"The 27-year-old victim died from her wounds during the afternoon," he said.

Some neighbours told the CBC's Peter Akman there was an altercation between the woman and some neighbours who were angry with her for not picking up after her dog.

Osama Hasan's family lives in the building, and his sister saw the events unfold.

"My sister heard the woman screaming," he said, "and she saw the man on top of her trying to stab her but she saw blood coming out and stuff."

Police have arrested two men in connection with the death.