Shomporko Desk:-TORONTO – Convicted mobster Pasquale (Pat) Musitano was shot to death in broad daylight at a plaza in Burlington, Ont. on Friday afternoon.
Soon after 1 p.m., emergency crews were referred to as to the place of Plains Road East and King Road for reviews of a shooting.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers said they found two male victims experiencing discharge wounds. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was moved to hospital with serious injuries.
A third male victim was located at the scene with obscure wounds. Officers said he was not shot.
The deceased male has since been identified by police as Pat. He was 52 years old.
Pat was a well-known fixture of Ontario’s organized crime scene for many years.
Pat and his brother Angelo were charged with first-degree murder in the 1997 deaths of Hamilton mob boss Johnny “Pops” Papalia and his underboss Carmen Barillaro. The hitman who pleaded guilty in both shootings said the Musitano brothers had ordered the killings. The brothers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in Barillaro’s death as part of a plea deal and the charges relating to Papalia’s death were withdrawn.
The brothers were sentenced to 10 years behind bars in 2000 and were released from prison in 2006.
On May 2, 2017, Angelo was fatally gunned down while sitting in his vehicle in the driveway of his home in Hamilton, Ont.’s Waterdown neighbourhood. He was 39 years old.
One man was arrested in connection with Angelo’s death and two other suspects are wanted on Canada-wide warrants.
Meanwhile, Pat’s vehicle was torched in his driveway back in 2015 and a month after Angelo was killed Pat’s home was sprayed with bullets.
Pat was targeted once again last year. He was shot on April 25, 2019 in a Mississauga, Ont. parking lot while leaving his lawyer’s office at around 7 a.m.
The family’s patriarch, Pat and Angelo’s uncle, Tony Musitano died of natural causes at the age of 72 in April 2019. He was described as a former mobster.
Photo credit: POSTMEDIA / File photo
News source: CTV News