A Hamilton real estate agent murdered on his doorstep late Thursday may have been collateral damage in a gangland settling of accounts.
Cops say Albert Iavarone, 50, was shot to death in a “targeted” hit outside his suburban Ancaster home on Sunflower Cres.
Det. Insp. Peter Thom told reporters Friday that Iavarone was known to police for being associated with individuals linked to organized crime.
The brazen assassination follows an underworld housecleaning that has stretched from the GTA to Quebec.
On May 2, 2017, Mob scion Angelo Musitano, 39, was gunned down on the doorsteps of his suburban Waterdown home.
The Musitano family is one of three traditional organized crime groups operating in the Hamilton area. The faction is reputedly led by the dead man’s brother, Pasquale “Fat Pat” Musitano.
“It is possibly linked to the Angelo Musitano murder,” Thom said.
“A number of murders and bombings of associates have occurred over the last couple of years from the GTA to Montreal.”
He added: “Something is going on in the underworld, perhaps a power struggle, and it is something we are wise to.”
Iavarone was a married father of two who sold real estate in the Hamilton area and was also an entrepreneur, Thom said.
Neighbours told the Hamilton Spectator that he was quiet but friendly and he and his family were often seen splashing in their backyard pool.
According to cops, the gunman entered quiet Sunflower Cres. in a silver sedan and “concealed himself” behind a bush.
Around 10 p.m., gunshots rang out and cops were called to the Scenic Woods neighbourhood. Iavarone died at the scene. His family was at home at the time.
In the home’s driveway were two cars, including a white Mercedes.
Police would not say how many times he had been shot.
So far there are no suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-546-4167.
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