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Second suspect charged in Montreal drive-by shooting that killed 15-year-old girl

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Messages are shown on a card during a vigil and protest against gun violence in memory of Meriem Boundaoui in Montreal on Feb. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

MONTREAL — Quebec prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old man with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting death of a 15-year-old girl.

Prosecutors say Aymane Bouadi also faces four counts of attempted murder.

Bouadi is the second suspect arrested in the February 2021 killing of Meriem Boundaoui. 

Salim Touaibi, 26, was arrested Monday and also faces one count of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Boundaoui was sitting in a car with another person when a second car drove up and someone opened fire. Montreal police say Boundaoui had no link to the conflict between two criminal groups that led to the shooting. 

Bouadi is scheduled back in court July 22.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 30, 2022. 

The Canadian Press