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One killed, one wounded as gunfire erupts on Hamilton highway

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One man was killed and another injured by gunfire in Hamilton on Friday night — a shooting that unfolded just hours after longtime Hamilton mob boss Pat Musitano was gunned down in Burlington.

Hamilton Police say the deadly shooting happened in the southbound lanes of Red Hill Valley Parkway, near King Street, around 10 p.m.

The dead man has been identified as 27-year-old Matar Abouchere.

“Hamilton Police are investigating a double shooting on the Southbound Red Hill Valley Parkway in (Hamilton) between King and Greenhill,” police said on Twitter on Friday night.

“One male is deceased and the other is in hospital with serious injuries. Roads are closed in both directions as police investigate.”

The motive for the shooting is unclear and it was not immediately known if it was connected in any way to Pat Musitano’s killing.

Musitano, who narrowly survived a shooting just over a year ago, was fatally shot in the parking lot of a plaza on Plains Road East around 1 p.m.

Two other men, one of whom was reportedly Musitano’s longtime bodyguard, were also wounded in the Burlington shooting.

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