Reputed mob boss Vito Rizzuto returned to Montreal last October after serving a prison term in the U.S.
A month later, the shooting started, and since then seven murders and two attempted murders in the Montreal area have involved victims who reportedly had ties to the Mafia.
But experts and police sources caution that not all appear to be directly related to Rizzuto’s return to Montreal. So what’s happening here in fact? If this isn’t about control of the local mafia, why are the triggers being pulled and when might the killing stop?
The Gazette’s Paul Cherry has been covering organized crime in Montreal for the past 12 years and has written an analysis of just why these killings have occurred.
You can read Paul’s story at montrealgazette.com and in Saturday’s edition of The Montreal Gazette, and you can listen to him here at montreal@the moment right now
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