Montreal police are investigating after shots were fired at a Jewish school in the city’s west end for the second time this week.
Police say they received several calls about shots fired near Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal, located on Deacon Road in the Côte-des-Neiges neighborhood, around 5 a.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived, they said they found bullet impact marks on the building and bullet casings on the ground nearby.
Nobody was hurt.
City of Montreal Police Service (SPVM) spokesperson Véronique Dubuc said witnesses reported seeing a vehicle fleeing the scene at the time of the shooting.
No arrests have been made yet.
Dubuc said police cannot confirm if anyone was inside the building at the time of the event.
A security perimeter has been established for the investigation.
Mayer Feig, a member of the Quebec Council of Hasidic Jews, says the school shootings are aimed at intimidating the city’s Jewish population.
“They want to instill fear in the community,” Feig said.
“These things have to stop. This has no place here in Quebec, Canada or Montreal, it’s not who we are. There is a conflict thousands of kilometers away, don’t bring it here.”
Both Yeshiva Gedola and Talmud Torah Primary School, another Jewish school in Côte-des-Neiges, were hit by gunfire overnight Wednesday.
Police said both schools were empty at the time of the shooting and no one was injured.
According to Radio-Canada, Yeshiva Gedola school officials are expected to hold a press conference Sunday morning regarding this week’s events.
On Monday, a West Island synagogue and a Jewish community center were attacked with Molotov cocktails.
The developments come at a time of rising tensions in Montreal related to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East.