By Rachel LauWeb Producer Global News
WATCH ABOVE: Presumed mobster Angelo D'Onofrio was gunned down in front of Café Sinatra. Billy Shields has the details.
MONTREAL – Presumed mobster Angelo D’Onofrio was shot and killed Thursday afternoon at a café in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
It happened around 4 p.m. when the 72-year-old was sitting at Café Sinatra on Fleury Street.
Police said he was shot several times at close range.
D’Onofrio was taken to hospital, where he later died.
He was allegedly a long-standing member of the mafia, but had recently retired.
“If you look back into his record, you’re going to find out that he was involved with organized crime a few years back,” said Antony Donato, an organized crime expert.
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Witnesses told police the suspect was a young black male.
“A black man with some dreads. Long dreads,” confirmed Andrée-Anne Picard with Montreal police.
The shooting came just one day before the funeral of alleged mafia-head Rocco Sollecito, who was killed last Friday.
“There is presently no leadership that comes from within,” said Donato.
“Rocco Sollecito, he was acting Godfather. So right now, something is going on from the inside.”
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