Watch video above: Reports indicate Vaughan shooting was a mob hit. Mark Carcasole reports.
TORONTO – Police are looking for two men in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old man with reported ties to the mafia.
Carmine Verduci, 56, was gunned down outside of a café in Vaughan Thursday shortly after 2 p.m.
Police wouldn’t comment on reported ties to the mafia but a 2010 report in the National Post suggested Verduci was named by Italian prosecutors as a “transatlantic messenger.”
The report says Verduci travelled “between Italy and Canada, acting as a carrier of news between the Italian group and the Canadians.”
Verduci however was not charged by the prosecutorial team.
Verduci was found dead by police in the parking lot outside of the Regina Sports Café near Highway 7 and Martingrove Road.
The first suspect is described as a male with a slim build and wearing a black or grey hoodie with dark pants. The second is only described as a male.
Police say a grey Honda Civic was seen fleeing the area shortly after the shooting.
Police are continuing to investigate and are reviewing surveillance footage from the area.