NEWS
02/15/2017 18:10 EST | Updated 02/16/2018 00:12 EST

Man in snow-clearing tractor shot in drive-by shooting in Verdun

A man driving a snow-clearing tractor was shot on Wednesday afternoon in Verdun by a someone in a passing car, say Montreal police.

The victim was driving the tractor west along Gordon Street near Ballantyne Avenue when he encountered the other vehicle.

Police said the shooter, also driving on Gordon Street, rolled down his window and opened fire.

The condition of the victim is not known. Urgences-Santé said the man is believed to be in his 30s.

A police perimeter has been set up near the scene at the intersection of Gordon Street and Bannatyne Avenue.

It is not known if the victim works for the City of Montreal or if he is a private contractor.

Police do not yet have a description of the suspect nor the vehicle he was driving.