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RSS Feeds`Tony Scratch,´ killed in daylight shooting near Sherway Gardens, was longtime organized crime figure, sources say
(The Star Toronto Raptors)


7 november 2019 19:45:12

`Tony Scratch,´ killed in daylight shooting near Sherway Gardens, was longtime organized crime figure, sources say
(The Star Toronto Raptors)

A man killed in a daylight shooting near Sherway Gardens was a former biker and longtime organized crime figure nicknamed “Tony Scratch,” sources told the Star.Antonio Fiorda, 50, of Maple, died in hospital shortly after he was fired upon several times by a man who drove up to him in a parking lot at about 12:40 p.m. Monday at North Queen Street and the Queensway.Sources say that Fiorda was particularly close to members of a York Region ’Ndrangheta crime family, related to a crime group in Siderno, Italy.One of that family’s relatives, restaurant worker Cosimo Ernesto Commisso, 33, of Woodbridge, was murdered outside his home on June 29, 2018, along with his companion, Chantelle Almedia, 26, of Toronto.Those murders remain unsolved.Fiorda’s Facebook page included a posting of four men beating another man who lay on a sidewalk. Its headline was, “AN OLD SCHOOL SNITCH REMEDY.”Fiorda’s arms were heavily tattooed, pointing back to his days when he was tightly connected to the Loners Motorcycle Club of York Region.Fiorda had once weight trained on a daily basis but his body had started to fail him and he used a cane to walk over the past few years.A Star investigation reported that there were two credible death threats against other men in the Commisso family in York Region in 2017, and that the men declined police protection from police.Those threats came as enemies from a group called the Wolfpack Alliance had aligned itself with enemies of the GTA ’Ndrangheta, the Star investigation found.Fiorda is Toronto’s 61st homicide victim of 2019.Gun violence continues to be at record levels in Toronto. As of Thursday, at least 251 people had been killed or injured in shootings this year, a number that, with nearly eight weeks left in 2019, already surpasses the highest year-end total in police data that goes back to 2004.Based on the data, shootings in the city have increased steadily since reaching a low in 2014, ...

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