Oakville murder


Halton police are investigating after a man was found dead in Oakville.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to calls of gunfire in the area of North Park Blvd. and Sawmill Rd.  46-year-old Dean Costanza was found dead in a vehicle when they arrived.

Halton police say Costanza was known to them and they believe he was specifically targeted in this shooting. In 2014, six Niagara-area men linked to organized crime, including notorious drug kingpin Nick Nero were charged with conspiracy to murder two people, including Costanza, after an attempted kidnapping in Halton region in 2012.

Police are asking anyone in the area of North Park Blvd. and Sawmill Rd. who may have security cameras or information to about this incident to contact the Homicide Tip Line at 905-825-4776 or Crime Stoppers.


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