The 50-year-old victim of an attempted murder at the Napoli pizzeria on Tuesday afternoon in Montreal was a regular at the establishment.
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“He was a good customer, who came two, three times a week. He’s not a stranger,” restaurant owner Vincenzo Montuori told TVA Nouvelles in the moments following the event.
Mr. Montuori was at his restaurant when the man was shot on the terrace, but he saw nothing. However, he said he heard two gunshots.
“My niece was in there and she was doing paperwork and she heard ‘boom, boom,’ that’s it,” he added.
The restaurateur knew the man shot by the first name of Diego, without really knowing more about him. The victim usually spent between an hour and a half and three hours in the pizzeria, working on his laptop.
“He was always at the first table, near the window. It was his place. A good guy,” said Mr. Montuori, who assured that he “never had bad business with him”.