Parti Quebecois celebration ends in a shooting
What should have been an historic moment in Quebec was tainted last night, as the Parti Quebecois' victory podium
became part of a crime scene.
The election of Quebec's first woman premier took a temporary backseat when shots rang out and a fire
was set behind Montreal's Metropolis concert hall where P-Q Leader Pauline Marois was inside giving her victory
She was celebrating her P-Q's toppling of Jean Charest's Liberals to win a minority government.
But before her speech was over, bodyguards whisked her off stage and the cheering crowd was told to leave.
Police later said that two people had been shot -- one of them fatally.
The attacker also started a fire outside a door to the building, just metres from where Marois was speaking.
Hours later, the premier-elect decried the election-night violence in a statement, saying her thoughts are with the victims.