|Martin Bernatchez||Sûreté du Québec are reporting a shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Friday at the L’EstriVal campsite. Bernatchez, head of the Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels in Ontario was shot three times. The gunman escaped.|
In mid-April, the vice president of the Nomads, Phil Boudreault, was also targeted by a gunman while riding his bike in Lachute. The number 2 was seriously injured with a punctured lung and a bullet fragment that had lodged near his spine.
|Phil Boudreault, Martin Bernatchez at funeral of Lionel Deschamps|
|A gunman approached Bernatchez after sneaking through a wooded area and spanning a creek in total darkness. Despite the serious injuries he sustained, Bernatchez is said to be "surprisingly well," said a source. The jacket with the colours of the Hells Angels Nomads that Bernatchez usually wears is bulletproof. It is not known if he was wearing it during the attack.|
|Marc Bernatchez||Reportedly, the assassination attempts may be controlled internally within the group of bikers. "Members in good standing arrested during the operation SharQc came out of prison", said a source. "It may be that they want to regain control of territory and they take this means to get there."|
In late June, the brother of Martin Bernatchez, Marc, also a member of the Hells Angels Nomads, was arrested in Granby as part of a major police operation against a drug trafficking network.