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Rizzuto associate gunned down in Montreal

Giuseppe Fetta

BRIAN DALY | QMI AGENCY

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.


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