Montreal mobster Moreno Gallo "was gunned down at close range Sunday night while dining at an Italian restaurant in the coastal city of Acapulco" as reported by The Gazette:
Two thin men, dressed in black, about 18 to 30 years old, entered the Forza Italia restaurant around 8:45 p.m. and shot Gallo repeatedly in the head, said a Mexican official who asked that his name not be published because "it's a delicate situation."
Gallo was deported from Canada last year.
The mobster was just a wee lad of nine when he arrived in Canada in 1954, and only recently did authorities realize he was not a citizen. Gallo was convicted for the 1973 murder of Angelo Facchino and captured on police surveillance photographs in 2005 with the since-slain Montreal Mafia patriarch Nicolo Rizzuto Sr.
At the time of his deportation his lawyer said Gallo would rather leave the country "than face assassination in Montreal as members of the Rizzuto clan are knocked off one by one" as reported by QMI Agency.
Coincidentally, Gallo's murder was on the third anniversary to the day of the hit against the senior Rizzuto.
The 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia is suspected of backing a breakaway group from the Rizzuto clan of Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia for control over the drug rackets in Montreal and New York, and the turf war has resulted in dozens of murders over the last few years.