Tonino Callocchia a known member of the Mafia in Montreal has been gunned down in Rivière-des-Prairies. After a span of peace which lasted for months mob violence has once again hit the streets of Montreal. Callocchia 53 was shot to death in a restaurant named XO Bistro in Rivière-des-Prairies Monday afternoon. He recently survived a previous attack on his life back in February of 2013 but was not as lucky this time around.
“Tonino Callocchia crime scene”
During the bloody Montreal mafia war he chose to side against the powerful Rizzuto family according to reports. Sources confirm that Callocchia was a high ranking lieutenant in the mafia and has even been part of a management table put into place after the death of long time Montreal godfather Vito Rizzuto in what was seen by many as an attempt to bring back the peace. Seems tensions had risen lately between lieutenants in the local mafia and his name had been mentioned.
The mobster spent much of the 1990’s behind bars for money laundering and various drug charges.