Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano has been rushed to hospital after being shot in Mississauga.
According to a police source, Musitano was shot in the face and transported to a Toronto-area trauma centre early Thursday.
Peel Regional Police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of Hurontario St. and Matheson Blvd. shortly after 7 a.m.
Police say the victim was suffering from “apparent gunshot wounds.” Peel paramedics say the man was taken to hospital in critical condition.
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It comes just a day after a funeral was held in Hamilton for Pat’s uncle and former mobster, Tony Musitano. He died of natural causes at the age of 72.
The shooting is the latest in a string of mob-related crimes in the Hamilton area over the past few years.
Angelo Musitano, Pat’s younger brother, was shot and killed while sitting in a pickup truck in the driveway of his family home on Chesapeake Dr. on May 2, 2017.
Less than two months later, Pat’s home on St. Clair Blvd. in central Hamilton was riddled with bullets.
Earlier this year, 43-year-old Cece Luppino was found dead inside a Mountain Brow Blvd. home that belonged to his father, Rocco. While Cece didn’t have a criminal record and was not known to police, his father Rocco is a known mobster.
Hamilton police have previously said a recent surge of mafia-related violence locally and in other areas may be linked to an underworld power struggle.