Kamal Hazem, uncle of Dodgers MLB player Kenta Maeda, shot dead in his Canadian home

CNN The former Outlaws biker shot dead in Vaughan has been identified as Kamal Hazem, a member of the notorious motorcycle gang, the Toronto Sun reports. CNN The former Outlaws biker shot dead in…

Kamal Hazem, uncle of Dodgers MLB player Kenta Maeda, shot dead in his Canadian home

CNN The former Outlaws biker shot dead in Vaughan has been identified as Kamal Hazem, a member of the notorious motorcycle gang, the Toronto Sun reports.

CNN The former Outlaws biker shot dead in Vaughan has been identified as Kamal Hazem, a member of the notorious motorcycle gang, the Toronto Sun reports.

(CNN) – The death of a former Outlaws biker in Vaughan, north of Toronto, has reportedly been the scene of “feudal violence.”

Kamal Hazem, the uncle of Toronto Dodgers player Kenta Maeda, was shot to death in his home on May 10, according to the Toronto Sun.

Hazem, who also goes by Bob, was a former Outlaws member who had been exiled from the gang, the newspaper reported.

A feud between rival Outlaws biker clubs, meanwhile, has resulted in a string of shootings in the area, the Toronto Sun reported.

Maeda, 26, who hails from the Korean city of Jeju, chose to play for his adopted hometown in the Major League Baseball season opener.

In a statement released to CNN, he said that he visited his uncle’s home before the season started.

“The hometown Dodgers family is in mourning after hearing the news of his tragic passing,” a spokesperson for the Dodgers told CNN. “We ask that everyone respect the privacy of Kamal’s family at this difficult time.”

Maeda said that his family was concerned about them being in the same area as an incident took place on Saturday.

His uncle was “shattered, terrified and in pain,” as the incident took place in the general area where the family has their roots, Kazuki Takara, his cousin, told the Toronto Sun.

“For days before his death, he received threats and was told by his friends and former Outlaws associates that if he didn’t leave this area — in his uncle’s and father’s birthplace — he would be killed,” Takara said.

Toronto Police confirmed that they were called to the scene at about 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday. The report, which came from a witness, did not reveal details on the circumstances of the shooting.

One of Maeda’s family members said that it would be understood if he was working on site when the incident occurred, but said it was unclear if he was involved in the crime.

“We know it’s related to a feud between biker gangs,” a spokesperson for the Toronto Police said to CNN.

In a separate incident earlier in the month, a man was shot and wounded at a nightclub about 6 miles north of the scene of Hazem’s shooting.

Both shootings happened in a roughly 10-mile radius, the Toronto Sun reported.

Both attacks were at bars called Horse, the Toronto Sun reported.

Maeda, who recently signed a $64 million deal with the Dodgers, was born in Japan and moved to Toronto when he was eight years old, his mother told the Toronto Sun.

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