January 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Updated: February 1, 2019 5:12 pm

Montreal police investigate after Tony Magi shot dead in NDG

WATCH: Real estate developer Tony Magi was shot and killed in NDG Thursday. The developer had alleged ties to the Montreal mafia. Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports.

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Tony Magi, who had alleged ties to organized crime, was gunned down in broad daylight in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood.

Montreal police say they received a call Thursday morning about a man lying unconscious near a garage door on St-Jacques Street near Beaconsfield Avenue.

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“Police arrived on location and found the man. He was shot at least once in the upper body,” said police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant.

Magi, a businessman with alleged links to the Montreal mafia, was known to police.

In 2005, he was kidnapped. He also survived an assassination attempt in 2008. Both of those crimes remain unsolved.

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In 2011, Magi’s wife escaped unscathed after she was shot at while she was driving near the family home.

Investigators are on the scene to find out what happened, but note that no arrests have been made so far.

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St-Jacques Street is closed between Hingston Avenue and Grand Boulevard for an “undetermined period” of time.

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This is the first murder of the year for the Island of Montreal.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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