Reputed Hamilton mob boss Pat Musitano was shot useless in a Burlington car parking zone Friday afternoon — barely a yr after narrowly surviving one other try on his life.
Halton Regional Police say gunfire erupted in a plaza at 484 Plains Rd. E., west of King Rd., simply after 1 p.m.
Officers arrived on the scene and situated one man useless and a second sufferer injured.
The injured particular person, whose identification has not been launched, was taken to the hospital for therapy.
The useless man has been recognized by police as Pasquale “Pat” Musitano, 52, of Hamilton.
A longtime fixture of Ontario’s crime underworld, Pat Musitano was practically killed on April 25, 2019, when he was shot 4 occasions — together with as soon as within the head — as he left his lawyer’s workplace in Mississauga round 7 a.m.
He spent practically two weeks in hospital recovering from vital accidents.
However months earlier than that taking pictures, journalist and longtime Mafia observer James Dubro advised the Toronto Solar he believed Pat Musitano’s days had been numbered.
“His career has been very violent and undiplomatic, even for a Mafia boss,” Dubro stated. “He’s been a marked man and has been finished as an effective ‘Ndrangheta cell leader in Hamilton and the GTA for some time.”
Pat Musitano’s car was torched within the driveway of his dwelling in 2015.
In could 2017 his youthful brother Angelo Musitano was gunned down in his pick-up truck as he pulled into the driveway of his Waterdown in broad daylight.
Pat Musitano’s home was sprayed by bullets two weeks later.
The Musitano brothers had been behind the 1997 gangland hit on mob kingpin Johnny “Pops” Papalia and his underboss Carmen Barillaro.
They pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit homicide in Barillaro’s demise whereas the fees for Papalia’s demise had been withdrawn. Pat and Angelo had been sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2006 however they had been launched in 2006.
Within the wake of Pat Musitano’s killing, Halton cops say one male was seen fleeing the scene west on Plains Rd. E. in a gray, four-door sedan, just like an Infiniti Q50, with a sunroof.
“This vehicle will have fresh damage to the driver’s side in the area of the doors,” police stated.
No suspect description was instantly launched.
Anybody with info concerning this double taking pictures, the whereabouts of the suspect car, or who has dashcam that will assist investigators, is urged to name police at 905-825-4777 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
— With recordsdata by Kevin Connor and Brad hunter