MONTREAL — Tony Magi, a businessman with reported links to organized crime in Montreal, has been shot dead, according to multiple media reports.
Police said they received a call shortly before noon today about an unconscious man lying on the ground at the entry to a garage in west-end Montreal.
Officers who arrived on the scene found the man suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Police say the victim, a man in his 50s, died in hospital. No arrests have been made.
Magi was known to police and survived an assassination attempt in 2008. He was also kidnapped in 2005. Both of those crimes are unsolved. His wife was also shot at while she was driving near the family home in 2011. She was unharmed.
Magi’s name came up during Quebec’s public inquiry into corruption in the province’s construction industry.
Wiretaps played at the inquiry revealed that Magi was involved in real estate development with members of the notorious Rizzuto crime family.
The Canadian Press