Toronto’s Little Italy shooting victim had long association with bikers, police say
The day after a brazen daytime shooting in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood, a single bouquet of flowers lay outside the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe in memory of the 35-year-old victim who died at the scene.
The shooting during a Euro 2012 soccer match appeared to be targeted, and sources say the slain man once belonged to an outlaw motorcycle gang, prompting police to investigate possible mob links. A second victim was wounded in the attack.
Police tape still surrounded the cafe on Tuesday, trapping vehicles inside the still-active crime scene, and tables and chairs remained strewn about the patio, seemingly abandoned in terror as a soccer fans fled the scene. A pool of dried blood was still visible on the patio.