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Arrest made in Snowdon restaurant shooting

01/27/2012 07:10 EST | Updated 03/28/2012 05:12 EDT

Police have made an arrest in the case of a man who died after being shot outside a fast food restaurant in Montreal's Snowdon neighbourhood last week.

The 22-year-old victim was found lying injured on Jan. 19 in the restaurant's parking lot, which is on Decarie Boulevard near Isabella Avenue in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

He died later in hospital, making the incident Montreal's second homicide of the year.

Last week, police said they had no suspects or motive, but on Friday Montreal police spokesperson Danny Richer said a suspect was arrested in Ontario.

"Wednesday evening, investigators from the major crimes unit, in partnership with the Ottawa police service, arrested a suspect," said Richer.

Richer said the suspect, 24, was arrested in Orleans, in Ottawa's east end.

He also said police now believe the victim was shot in a vehicle, and the suspect was the driver.

At the time, police said the incident was likely linked to street gangs.

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