Gunmen Killed Man Tied to Hells Angels in Montreal Suburb

The victim, Yannick LaRose, is "believed to have links to the Hells Angels,"
Law enforcement investigates presumed gangland hit.

A shooting this week in Terrebonne, a Montreal suburb in western Quebec, Canada, has "all the markings of an organized crime hit" and is not far from the location of the Lorenzo Giordano shooting in southwestern Quebec, north of Montreal, three weeks ago.

The victim, Yannick LaRose, is "believed to have links to the Hells Angels," The Journal de Montreal and La Presse reported. (This likely means it was a move by 'Ndrangheta factions against what is left of the Rizzuto organization in Montreal.)

Unlike typical gangland shootings, however, this one had a twist. The target survived the initial barrage and sought to escape the shooters inside a pool equipment storefront. The two masked gunmen, however, found him and shot him up some more.
The Surete du Quebec (also known as the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP), no official English name exists, is the provincial police force for the Canadian province of Quebec) took over the investigation from the Terrebonne police.

The man was shot in his car around 10:45 a.m. local time driving on de la Piniere Blvd.

He was taken to hospital and was later declared dead.

Witnesses provided a description of the gunmen's vehicle. The minivan was found about a half-mile away and was on fire. The shooters had fled.

The Montreal Gazette noted:

"During the biker wars in the 1990s, this was the Modus Operandi of organized criminals. They would send a hit team wearing ski masks, use a minivan for the attack, then set it on fire immediately afterwards."'

Previous Shooting
Lorenzo Giordano, 52, was gunned down in a parking lot in Laval, a Canadian city located in southwestern Quebec, north of Montreal. three weeks ago, also in the morning and died in the hospital from his injuries, a Montreal Gazette source confirmed.

The Sûreté du Québec, which wouldn't confirm the victim's name, said he'd been shot "at least once" in Carrefour Multisports's parking lot early Tuesday morning. Due to the alleged ties to organized crime, the Sûreté du Québec took over the case from the Laval police department, the Gazette reported.

He's part of the Monreal Mafia group's younger generation of leaders, which according to reports served as Rizzuto's key shooters. Giordano was reportedly involved chiefly in bookmaking.

The Rizzuto family, whose bosses were taken down as part of a major investigation, now seemingly needs available mobsters of Giordano's ilk. This may have been a strategic move by elements of a rival Ndrangheta faction and any Rizzuto clan dissidents who survived Vito's blood purge before dying of cancer.

"Giordano was one of six men who acted as leaders in the Montreal Mafia while it was the subject of Project Colisée, a lengthy RCMP-led investigation that left the Mafia’s ranks badly depleted," the Gazette noted.

He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2009 — one of the harshest sentences of the six men. Giordano still had 10 years to serve but was released under conditions to a halfway house last December.