Mr. Couture's terrified son witnessed the shooting as he sat in
his car seat, but wasn't hurt.
A neighbour who didn't witness
the shooting but came out of her house afterward said she saw
the boy running in the street yelling, "My dad is dead, My dad
Police say Mr. Couture had no criminal record and they still
have no motive for the shooting.
Officers found the presumed getaway vehicle abandoned in a
thick wooded area about four kilometres from where Mr. Couture
was shot and are continuing to analyze it.
Detectives have traced the vehicle's owner to a home in
Laval, Que., but have not found him yet.
"We have a lot of circumstantial evidence pointing towards
that vehicle, same colour, same type of vehicle," Sgt. Gauthier
said. "It's not stolen and we're looking for the owner."
Sgt. Gauthier says police have not found a weapon, but are
continuing to search a wooded area where the vehicle was found
for any more clues.
"We've got some leads, some ideas and some things are
developing," Sgt. Gauthier said.