Gang links examined in trio of Montreal slayings

CBC News

Police in Quebec are examining whether three slayings over the weekend in the Montreal area are linked to each other by gang activity.

Three men were shot dead between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon in separate incidents in two Montreal neighbourhoods and the suburb of Laval.

Experts on the city’s criminal underworld suggest the killings could represent a power struggle within one gang or an attempt to shake up the entire scene before reputed Montreal Mafia kingpin Vito Rizzuto gets out of prison in the fall and, presumably, returns to the city.

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