Sus­pects ar­res­ted in Hud­son Hal­lo­ween shoo­ting

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Po­lice say the 10-month long in­ves­ti­ga­tion was made more dif­fi­cult be­cause wit­nesses would not co­ope­rate with po­lice. «De­tec­tives met with more than 80 people du­ring the course of this in­ves­ti­ga­tion and ma­ny re­fu­sed to speak with po­lice,» said SQ com­mu­ni­ca­tions spo­kes­per­son Da­niel Thi­bau­deau. On Wed­nes­day, po­lice ar­res­ted Na­than Go­di­na, 20, and Chase Vie­ra, 21, both from Vau­dreuil-Do­rion. A third man was ar­res­ted but, as of Thurs­day, had not gone be­fore a judge at the Sa­la­ber­ry-deVal­ley­field cour­thouse be­cause he was al­rea­dy in cus­to­dy on a pre­vious charge. Thi­bau­deau said in­ves­ti­ga­tors were wai­ting for a judge to si­gn a request to get the man out of jail for a court ap­pea­rance re­la­ted to the Hud­son shoo­ting. A fourth man ar­res­ted in the case can not be na­med be­cause he was a mi­nor at the time of the in­ci­dent. All four were char­ged with at­temp­ted mur­der, cons­pi­ra­cy to com­mit mur­der and as­sault with a wea­pon re­la­ting to a shoo­ting du­ring an Oc­to­ber 30, 2010 par­ty at a home on Daoust St. in Hud­son. Th­ree men - a 17-year-old and two 21-year-olds - were woun­ded when one bul­let was fi­red and then frag­men­ted, stri­king all th­ree par­ty­goers. In ad­di­tion to the four shoo­ting sus­pects, po­lice al­so ar­res­ted four more people in re­la­tion to drug ring that came to light du­ring the course of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. A 17 year-old girl and th­ree men bet­ween the ages of 16 and 20 face drug traf­fi­cking charges. All live in the Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes re­gion, said Thi­bau­deau. «All du­ring the in­ves­ti­ga­tion eve­ryone in­vol­ved said (the shoo­ting) was not re­la­ted to drugs, but in the end it tur­ned out it was about drugs,» he said. Cal­ling the ar­rests «ex­cellent and po­si­tive,» Hud­son mayor Mi­chael El­liott said Thurs­day that he was sa­tis­fied with the po­lice work. The shoo­ting oc­cur­red last year du­ring a joint bir­th­day par­ty and Hal­lo­ween ce­le­bra­tion. It made news head­lines when it was re­vea­led po­lice had as­ked the ho­meow­ner to can­cel the par­ty in light of death threats her son Ch­ris­to­pher had re­cei­ved prior to the event. In the end, the mo­ther of six did not can­cel, saying she was told it was safe to host the par­ty. Th­ree men were shot with one bul­let single bul­let that frag­men­ted af­ter hit­ting the first vic­tim. One man was shot in the mouth. A se­cond was woun­ded when a por­tion of the bul­let gra­zed his eye­brow. The third vic­tim was shot in the back of the head. Po­lice say the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is now clo­sed.

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