Hamilton mob boss Pasquale ‘Pat’ Musitano was reportedly shot in Mississauga, Ont., on Thursday morning, with police called just after 7 a.m. to an area near Hurontario Street and Matheson Boulevard East. Peel Regional Police say an injured man was found with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, and was sent to a trauma centre where he is in a life-threatening condition.The Hamilton Spectator reports that Musitano is the victim, but police have so far refused to confirm the man’s identity. The Spectator reports Musitano was shot outside the law offices of Joseph Irving on Matheson Boulevard East.Musitano is the presumed boss of a Hamilton crime family originally hailing from Calabria, Italy. Their specialities include gambling, extortion and racketeering.The eldest son and apparent heir of crime boss Dominic Musitano, who died in 1995, Pat has been stalked by a wave of attacks as a mob war erupted in the Greater Toronto Area. His family’s enemies are known to include criminal groups in Buffalo, Montreal and elsewhere. Pat and his younger brother Angelo famously served prison time after being charged in the May 1997 Hamilton killing of Mafia don John “Johnny Pops” Papalia, shot dead outside his vending machine business. Hitman Ken Murdock said Pat and Angelo tasked him with eliminating Papalia and his underling Carmen Barillaro, killed months later. The Musitanos pleaded guilty in 2000 to conspiring to kill Barillaro. The Papalia charge was dropped, and the brothers were eventually freed in 2006.The shooting Thursday is the latest incident in a trail of recent carnage surrounding Musitano. In 2015, one of his SUVs was burned out in front of his house, in what police said was an arson attack.In June 2017, the ground floor of his home was repeatedly shot at in the middle of the night. Police believed the attack, in which no one was injured, was targeted.Then in May 2017 Angelo Musitano was killed in his driveway in Waterdown, outside Hamilton. He had been approached while sitting in his vehicle and was shot repeatedly. The scheme to kill Angelo, part of a suspected Mafia power struggle, was said to have been months in the planning.The National Post previously reported that before Angelo’s killing, Pat had grown increasingly concerned for the family’s safety. Sources told the Post he made inquiries months before the murder about getting cars bulletproofed. He then returned a Ferrari to a car dealer days after Angelo’s killing, because he wanted to keep a lower profile.Anthony Musitano, Pat’s uncle, died this month of natural causes at the age of 72.