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Montreal police say 63-year-old homicide victim known for drug trafficking

Montreal police say a man killed in a parking garage in the city's east end was known to authorities for drug trafficking. Police identified the victim today as 63-year-old Piero Arena in an update to their homicide investigation.
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Montreal police say a man killed in a parking garage in the city's east end was known to authorities for drug trafficking.

Police identified the victim today as 63-year-old Piero Arena in an update to their homicide investigation.

Arena was declared dead at the scene.

Const. VĂ©ronique Dubuc says no arrests have been made in what was the city's 18th slaying in 2021.

Police say they were called to the scene around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for reports of shots fired at the building in the east-end Montreal borough of St-Leonard.

A police spokeswoman says investigators are hoping to meet with any witnesses.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press