NEW YORK - The man believed to be the boss of the notorious Gambino mob family was shot and killed late Wednesday in Staten Island, New York.
#BREAKING: Source tells @PIX11News reputed #Gambino crime family boss Francesco #FrankCali was shot and gravely wounded on Staten Island after 9 pm tonight. Cali at SI University No. Hospital after shooting in Todt Hill. He has ties to Sicilian mob. pic.twitter.com/CgiRyO2jSb— Mary Murphy (@MurphyPIX) March 14, 2019
According to WPIX-TV, a suspect driving a blue pickup ambushed Francesco "Frank" Cali, 53, shot him six times and ran over him outside his Todt Hill home, police said. Cali, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, authorities said.
New York police have not made any arrests in the case, WPIX reported.
This marks the first shooting of a New York crime boss in more than three decades. In 1985, Gambino boss Paul Castellano was shot and killed outside a Manhattan steakhouse, The Associated Press reported.
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