Montreal

Rizzuto 'underboss' shot dead in Laval

Lorenzo (Skunk) Giordano, a man who organized crime investigators identified as a lieutenant in the Montreal Mafia, was shot and killed in a parking lot in Laval this morning.

Lorenzo Giordano shot in parking lot of Carrefour Multisports

Lorenzo Giordano, a lieutenant in the Montreal Mafia, was shot and killed in Laval, Que. (Canadian Press/RCMP)

Lorenzo (Skunk) Giordano, a man with ties to the Montreal Mafia, was shot and killed in a parking lot in the Chomedey area of Laval this morning.​

"A 52-year-old man was hit by at least one projectile from a firearm in the parking lot outside the Carrefour Multisports,"
Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Ingrid Asselin said.

Laval police received a call around 8:40 a.m. reporting the shooting

According to police, Giordano was shot in the gray car in the right of the frame. (Jaela Bernstien/CBC)

Giordano was shot at least once while sitting in the passenger side of a vehicle. The investigation has been transferred to the provincial police because of the case's potential links to organized crime.

Police were called to the shooting scene shortly after 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio Canada)

Giordano was a high-ranking member of the Rizutto crime family who was described by an RCMP witness at the Charbonneau commission as an "underboss." The commission was set up to investigate corruption in Quebec's construction industry

An exhibit presented at the hearings outlined his links to drug trafficking, bookmaking and extortion. 

Giordano was arrested during Operation Colisée in 2007 along with almost 100 suspected mobsters. 

He pleaded guilty in 2008 to multiple charges including participating in a criminal organization. He was sentenced in 2009 to 10 years and three months in prison.

Lorenzo Giordano was talked about during testimony at the Charbonneau commission. (Charbonneau commission)

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