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RDP building new ground for Montreal mafia wars involving the Rizzuto clan, police suspect  Photograph by: Phil Carpenter , The Gazette

By William Marsden, THE GAZETTE

MONTREAL – It’s a slick, modern building, three storeys high, fronted by a textured concrete colonnade and brightened by large windows tinted blue. It houses offices and a large dental clinic as well as a restaurant called Shekz. A parking lot separates the building front from the street. It’s a typical contemporary suburban strip mall. Not a place you’d expect trouble.

But trouble came about 5 in the dark hours of Tuesday morning. Arsonists broke through the glass door of the Shekz, tossed in gas containers and tried to burn the place down

The damage was “relatively minor,” Constable Daniel Fortier of Montreal police said.

It wasn’t the first time the building has been hit.

This unassuming commercial space appears to have become the most recent battleground in Montreal mafia wars that have taken the lives of several top bosses, including the son and father of jailed alleged kingpin Vito Rizzuto. 

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