LPD investigate murder attempt on alleged Mafioso

The Laval Police Department has opened an investigation following what appears to have been a murder attempt Tuesday on Lévesque Blvd. East of a man believed to be tied to the Mafia in Montreal.

According to an LPD spokesperson, a man in his 40s was wounded in the abdomen by a gunshot on Tuesday around 3:30 pm while in the garage at his home, which is several blocks east of Highway 25.

Some Montreal media outlets have identified the victim as Davide Barberio.

Barberio was charged in 2014 in Project Clemenza, a special investigation that targeted drug trafficking among different groups within the Montreal Mafia.