Anyone who has heard about the tragedy that unfolded on Hamilton Place in Dorval on Monday evening cannot express anything but shock.
A 16-year-old boy was killed. His 12-year-old brother now faces charges of manslaughter and possession of a prohibited weapon. What police describe as a “family handgun” was the weapon used.
Neighbours and family members describe both boys as well mannered, good neighbours. They lived with their mother, a woman who is said to be a devoted mother. The picture is all so normal, except for one thing: What was a loaded gun doing in the house?
This is not the United States. This is quiet, suburban Dorval. A family is destroyed, irreparably shattered. All because there was a gun – a loaded gun – in the house.
Do you know if your neighbours – the ones you say hello to, the ones who are nice, friendly people – keep a gun in their house. It causes you to pause.
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