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Montreal police investigating attempted murder of 69-year-old Rivière-des-Prairies man

According to TVA, the victim is affiliated with the Italian mafia in Montreal and is an "ex-associate" of Vito Rizzuto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard

Police say they are investigating the attempted murder of a 69-year-old male Wednesday afternoon in Montreal’s Rivière-des-Prairies (RDP) borough.

Officers say they were called to Gouin Boulevard near the Paul-Dufault Avenue intersection at 4:30 p.m. for gunshots fired.

At the scene, police say they found bullets on the ground in front of a residence and the impacts of gunshots on a vehicle, but no victim or suspect.

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Authorities say around 40 minutes later the victim showed up to the hospital with non-critical gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre-Brabant said officers have made no arrests and have no suspect at this time.

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According to TVA, the victim is allegedly affiliated with the Italian mafia in Montreal and is allegedly an “ex-associate” of Vito Rizzuto.

 

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