The spouse of the son of a deceased mafioso shot dead. A young man known to the police shot dead in front of a convenience store. These two murders, which occurred in less than 24 hours, worried the authorities, who were already anticipating a “hot summer” in Montreal.
“These are two isolated events. In both cases, it is not a disorganized crime, “said the head of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), Fady Dagher, about the two murders. There is no reported link between these two files.
Mr. Dagher says he is aware of the impact of these crimes on the sense of security of Montrealers. “These kinds of worrying events are very difficult to anticipate. »
The victim killed on Wednesday was known to the criminal community and has several criminal records for narcotics. This is Alex Hudon, according to our sources. The 28-year-old man from Chicoutimi was found dead, injured by a projectile from a firearm, in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
The young man had already been sentenced to 30 months in prison after being involved in three thefts, including that of 14 firearms, according to an article in the Journal de Québec published in 2016. He then collaborated with the police to denounce his accomplices.
Around 3 a.m., the police were called to an unconscious man near a business on Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, near Avenue de Bois-de-Boulogne. “The victim was already dead when the ambulances arrived,” said Constable Jeanne Drouin, spokesperson for the police force.
He was found seriously injured after being shot in the stomach.
There are currently no arrests in this case. Investigators were still on site to analyze the scene and shed light on this event.
It was the second murder in Montreal in less than 24 hours. Late Tuesday afternoon, the spouse of one of the sons of the late Mafioso Moreno Gallo, Claudia Iacono, was shot and killed while driving, the Côte-des-Neiges district.
“I’m surprised a woman was targeted. It’s special,” commented the head of the SPVM the day after the tragedy.
“It is extremely disturbing. When we talk to the SPVM, what they tell us is that organized crime is changing, because certain criminal codes are changing, ”reacted Montreal Mayor Valérie Plantee on Wednesday. Although the situation is concerning, the plan presented by the current police chief is “reassuring”, she added.
Three firearm homicides have occurred on SPVM territory so far this year.