Police investigating homicide at Laval nightclub

Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a 33-year-old man after a fight broke out between two groups inside the Moomba nightclub in Laval.

They are looking for Mohamad Achraf Maatoug, 26.

Officers were called to the club at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, May 18 to reports of a fight.

When officers arrived at the scene a few minutes later, they found the victim outside covered in blood.

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He was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he later died of his injuries.



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    A crime scene has been established, but no arrests have been made.

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    Laval police spokesperson Franco Di Genova confirmed the victim was known to authorities but not for “anything major.”

    Di Genova said it is not the first time there has been trouble at the club.

    “We’re there regularly for all kinds of reasons,” he said.

    On average, there are three to four homicides a year on Laval police territory, according to Di Genova.

    Laval police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Mohamad Achraf Maatoug, a 26-year-old male suspected of murder at the Moomba nightclub in Laval.

    Laval police

    Laval police asks that anybody who sees this man to call 911, he is considered armed and dangerous.

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