Murder in LaSalle
Residents of a Gamelin St. apartment complex watch as paramedics treat a shooting victim. He later died in hospital. (CTV Montreal/Cosmo Santamaria, July 15, 2012)
Published Monday, July 16, 2012 7:25AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 16, 2012 2:35PM EDT
A 60-year-old man was murdered Sunday evening in LaSalle.
The attack happened at 9:30 p.m. Sunday as the man was walking toward an apartment building on Gamelin and George Sts.
Constable Raphael Bergeron says a lone gunman walked up to the victim, fired at least one bullet, then fled on foot.
Paramedics tended to the man at the scene before rushing him to hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Police have identified the victim as Walter Gutierrez, who is linked to the Montreal mafia.
He had a record for drug smuggling and money laundering.
Gutierrez is believed to have been a member of the Rizzutto clan.
This is the 16th murder of the year in Montreal.