Notorious mobster Pat Musitano believed to be targeted in Hamilton house shooting
Pat Musitano, a member of the notorious Musitano crime family, is believed to be the intended target of a drive-by shooting at a home in Hamilton’s east end.
Hamilton police responded to an overnight shooting at the home on St. Clair Boulevard and later confirmed it is the home of Pat Musitano, of the notorious Musitano crime family.
Shell casings could be seen on the sidewalk, as well as damage to the windows and bricks of the home off Main Street East.
Police confirm there were no injuries, but said the gunfire was targeted.
In a release, investigators also acknowledge the gunfire may be connected to other ongoing investigations including the murder of Musitano’s brother, Angelo Musitano, kast month.
Angelo, was gunned down in his vehicle while parked in the driveway of his home in Waterdown on May 2.
In September 2015, Hamilton firefighters were called to the same home on St. Clair Boulevard after an SUV parked beside the home was torched — also causing damage to the neighbouring home.
In 1997, the Musitano brothers were charged with first-degree murder in ordering the death of Hamilton mob boss Johnny “Pops” Papalia. Three years later, they were sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting death of Niagara crime boss Carmen Barillaro.
The hitman for both murders, Kenneth Murdock, took a plea deal and named the Musitanos as the men who ordered the killings.
The Musitano brothers were released from prison in 2007.
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