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87-year-old former Mafia boss gunned down in Toronto

Rocco Zito was a leading figure in Canada’s crime underworld.

A FORMER MAFIA don with a long history as a leading figure in Canada’s crime underworld has been gunned down at his home in Toronto, police have said.

Authorities said Rocco Zito, 87 – for years a senior member of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta, or Calabrian mafia – was found fatally shot at his home late on Friday.

A suspect, Domenico Scopelliti, 51, identified in the Canadian media as the dead man’s son-in-law, has turned himself in, according to news reports, which said he faces a first degree murder charge in the case.

Police however, have issued no statement about the relationship between Zito and Scopelliti, and have not yet disclosed a possible motive for the homicide.

© AFP, 2016

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