Victim in fatal Ancaster shooting may have had ties to organized crime

Hamilton police are appealing for witnesses after a targeted shooting in Ancaster has left one man dead.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, police responded to reports of shots fired at 32 Sunflower Cres.

Emergency crews found a 50-year-old Hamilton suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police say efforts to save the man’s life were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified as Albert Iavarone. Iavarone has no criminal record but is know to the police as he is associated with organized crime.

Detectives from the Major Crime Unit are now leading the investigation. They are looking into whether the fatal shooting of Angelo Musitano in his driveway in Waterdown last year is related.

Police say the shooter arrived from the south entrance of Sunflower cres. in a silver car. He then pulled his car up, turned it around, parked, got out and waited in the bushes until the victim got home.

Officers will be canvassing the area Friday in hopes of speaking with witnesses and locate any surveillance video.

Police say this was a “targeted incident and the general public is not in danger.” They say the weapon used in the shooting has not been located.

Anyone with information that could help police with the investigation is asked to contact Detective Jason Cattle by calling 905-546-4167.


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