MONTREAL - Bullets continued to fly in Montreal's escalating Mob war as Rizzuto bodyguard Giuseppe Fetta was shot several times in the city's north end on Monday.
Fetta, a convicted gangster, was shot in the chest and legs by a gunman who fled the scene. The condition of the 33-year-old wasn't clear as of Monday afternoon.
He's the latest victim of a series of shootings that have dogged Rizzuto crime family members who have been marked for death.
Fetta is a longtime Rizzuto associate and was one of dozens of Mafiosi rounded up during Project Coliseum, a massive 2006 police raid that also netted family patriarch Nick Rizzuto Sr.
Fetta was seen loading and unloading high-calibre weapons in a garage not far from where he was shot on Monday. He was released on parole in 2008.
The shooting victim is believed to have been working as a bodyguard for Fransesco Arcadi, who took over the Rizzuto family on a temporary basis while family boss Vito Rizzuto was serving time in the United States.
In October 2008, Fetta had his own problems in an east-end Montreal jail after he was rounded up in the raid.
He was injured in a street-gang attack after Italian gangsters allegedly referred to their black rivals as "animals and monkeys that grow like mushrooms."
Fetta was stabbed with box-cutters and plastic knives but turned the tables on his attackers and chased one off a ledge, causing him to shatter his leg.