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Mob Boss Murdered in Rivière-des-Prairies Restaurant

Underworld turf wars erupt anew.

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Another Montreal restaurant was the stage for Mafia violence this week when a man police describe as a "big player" was shot to death at Bistro XO Plus on Henri-Bourassa in Rivière-des-Prairies. The incident took place on Monday at approximately 1:30 p.m.

The victim, Tonino Callocchia, 53, had a long rap sheet, with significant prison time and links to the Montreal mob. Callochia was the target of a Mafia hit in 2013 at Youlios Restaurant in Laval. After multiple shots to the chest, he was transported to hospital and successfully treated.

Police have yet to discern how or whether Monday's homicide is related to several recent arson attempts at Montreal bars and restaurants.