Montreal police were called to the area of Sabrevois Street and des Récollets Avenue on January 13th on reports of gunshots at around 9pm.
Police arrived at the scene to find Ali Awada 28, on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Awada is a suspected drug dealer with ties to the Italian Mafia.
No arrests have been made at this time.
The death of Ali Awada is Montreal’s second homicide of 2017. Albert Arsenault, died in 2016 but police have declared his death as the first Montreal homicide of 2017.