There are mafia undertones to a deadly shooting on Hamilton’s mountain brow.
Investigators say the victim of Wednesday’s murder, Cece Luppino, 44, was the son of mobster Rocco Luppino and the grandson of late mafia boss Giacomo Luppino.
Detective Sergaent Peter Thom, speaking to reporters on Thursday afternoon, stressed that Cece Luppino did not have a criminal record and was not known to Hamilton Police.
He was gunned down at a home owned by his father on Wednesday. Police were called to the shooting scene at 56 Mountain Brow Blvd, just before 6 p.m.
Thom says investigators are considering the possibility that the incident is connected to a recent surge in violence linked to organized crime.
He did not say where or how many times Luppino was shot, but did call it a “close up encounter.”
Thom is also overseeing the investigations into two other recent murders linked to the mob, the shooting of Angelo Musitano in Waterdown in May 2017 and the shooting of Albert Ivarone in Ancaster last September.