Pat Musitano gunned down in Burlington

Halton Police have confirmed that the man killed in a shooting in a Burlington strip mall was reputed Hamilton Mob boss Pasquale (Pat) Musitano. It was just a year ago that an attempt was made on his life after bullets were fired into his St. Clair Blvd. home.  Musitano, 52, died after being gunned down Friday afternoon. A second shooting victim, believed to be Musitano’s bodyguard is in hospital in serious condition.

A third man is in hospital with undetermined injuries, The Spectator has learned.

Police were called to 484 Plains Rd. E., a plaza at King Road that houses several businesses, including Pro Patio Furniture, around 1 p.m.. Two men were found with gunshot wounds. Musitano died at the scene. His body was covered with a tarp.





The shootings took place in the parking lot of Pro Patio Furniture, the former site of Home Hardware
Photo by Denis Gibbons




Police officers lift the tape to allow customers out of the Shopper’s Drug Mart parking lot across the street. Photo by Denis Gibbons




Plains Road in Burlington was crowded with police cruisers at the shooting scene Photo by Denis Gibbons
Detectives interviewing witnesses Photo by Denis Gibbons

Police said one male suspect fled the scene westbound on Plains Road East in a grey sedan. Police say they are looking for four-door grey sedan that is a newer model — similar to an Infiniti Q50 — with a sunroof. “This vehicle will have fresh damage to the driver’s side in the area of the door,” a news release said. “If you spot this vehicle, call police immediately.”

An unidentified witness said she heard about 10 shots and then the area was flooded with police,

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