Saturday, March 18, 2023

Leonardo Rizzuto wounded in hit attempt - update

Expert press in Quebec are advancing 3 theories on the attempted hit of the mafia boss. The first is the intense hatred kingpin Raynald Desjardins maintains against the Rizzuto clan. Attacks against his group by the Sicilians have been numerous. Firmly entrenched with the Calabrian mafia, Desjardin has long been expected to exact his revenge. The second hypothesis revolves around rising Calabrian star Vittorio Mirarchi. Mirarchi was the protege of Raynald Desjardins, and his ties to the 'Ndrangheta in Ottawa and Toronto are rock solid. He and Raynald Desjardins are now free after serving time for killing Salvatore Montagna in 2011. The third theory involves former friends of Leonardo Rizzuto. He never had overwhelming support and over the past several weeks meetings have been observed between different members of the Sicilians. A purge to remove Leonardo Rizzuto's leadership would not be a surprise.
Leonardo Rizzuto, 53, boss in the Montreal mafia, has been wounded in an attempted hit. His vehicle was fired upon on Highway 440 in Laval. His Mercedes GLE 53 was peppered with a least 6 shots. It was parked in front of a funeral home at the corner of the Highway 13 service road and Rue Principale after the injured Rizzuto drove to escape his attackers.
Rizzuto was shot in the leg.