03/14/2012 07:58 EDT | Updated 05/14/2012 05:12 EDT

Man gunned down in Ahuntsic

A 49-year-old man was gunned down while standing on the sidewalk on l'Esplanade Avenue on Tuesday night.

Montreal police said the victim, who was standing near his car, was shot several times by a pedestrian across the street.

The suspect fled on foot.

There were witnesses to the shooting, Const. Yannick Ouimet said, but the gunman was wearing a mask.

Ouimet said the victim was pronounced dead in hospital.

He was known to police.

It’s Montreal’s sixth homicide of the year.