Restaurant killing may be linked to organized crime: police


Quebec police are investigating after a man with reported links to organized crime was shot in front of numerous people Wednesday evening inside a restaurant in the Montreal area.

Provincial and local police set up a command post near the Laval restaurant to gather information on the murder.

Police have identified the victim as Bernard Cherfan, 42.

They say he was shot at least once, around 7:30 p.m., and was confirmed dead in hospital.

Police say they don’t have a description of the suspect and don’t know whether they fled on foot or in a vehicle.