Laval, Que. shooting leaves 1 hurt, victim reportedly tied to mafia

A Sûreté du Québec emblem is pictured on an officer in Quebec City, Quebec on Thursday, July 28, 2022. Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press

The Sûreté du Québec’s  is investigating a brazen shooting Wednesday afternoon on a highway in Laval that sent a man in his 50s to hospital.

Police would not confirm who was shot, but La Presse is reporting the victim is Leonardo Rizzuto — youngest son to late mafia boss, Vito Rizzuto.

SQ spokesperson Stéphane Tremblay said it happened at around 4:40 p.m. on Highway 440 near Highway 13.

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“A vehicle was targeted by gunshots,” Tremblay said in French. “One person was injured but we do not fear for their life.”

Tremblay said the victim was taken to hospital.

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Highway 440 west was closed between Curé-Labelle Avenue and DesBois Avenue to allow for the investigation.

Anyone with information can call the SQ’s confidential tip line at 1-800-659-4264.


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