The "gay friendly" nightclub Blue Parrot in Mexican coastal resort of Playa del Carmen at which five people were killed last Monday night in a shootout is "co-owned by Gregory Senecal, a man La Presse says is an acquaintance of Gregory Wooley, a well-known figure in organized crime in Montreal and a former associate of jailed Hells Angels boss Maurice 'Mom' Boucher," and "La Presse also said Senecal's name came up when Quebec's liquor board was investigating alleged mob activities inside St-Laurent Blvd. nightclub Muzique audio bar" as reported by CTV Montreal. Among those killed in the gun fire was Canadian resident Kirk Wilson who was a bouncer at the Blue Parrot.
Boucher, a long-time ally of mob boss Vito Rizzuto, has been serving a life sentence since 2002 following his conviction for ordering the murders of two corrections officers and the attempted murder of another in 1997. In November 2015 Boucher and Wooley were charged for their alleged roles in a failed plot to whack one-time Rizzuto associate Raynald Desjardins as reported by The Montreal Gazette.
Vito Rizzuto, an oft-described "drug trafficking mastermind," died in 2013 from lung cancer. The mob boss was released from a U.S. prison in 2012 after serving several years on a racketeering conviction involving the 1981 murders of three Bonanno capos in New York City, and while he was doing time a mob rebellion claimed his son Nick Jr. in 2009 and family patriarch Nicolo in 2010.
Police suspect the Rizzuto rebellion was led by Raynald Desjardins. Last month Desjardins was sentenced to fourteen years for his lead role in the 2011 hit against ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna who police suspect had allied himself with the breakaway group until their relationship soured.
Mexican authorities are investigating whether drug cartel Los Zetas was behind the shooting at the Blue Parrot as reported by CBC News: "according to B.C.-based Mexico security expert and former police officer Walter McKay, Monday's brazen shooting smacks of the Zetas."
Gay blogger Andy Towle has been covering the shooting at Blue Parrot, and claims the club is "gay friendly" as reported by Towleroad.