The reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family was struck at least six times when he was shot to death in front of his Staten Island home not long after dinnertime Wednesday, marking the city’s first mafia don killing in more than three decades.
Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso outside his home on Hilltop Terrace in Todt Hill. The 911 caller had initially reported a man had been run over by a vehicle on purpose and that he was trapped; the caller then said he had also been shot multiple times. Cops found Cali bullet-ridden when they responded to the call around 9:20 p.m.
He was pronounced dead at a hospital..
A suspect fled the scene in a blue pickup truck, the NYPD said. Authorities canvassed the scene overnight, roping off the entire front yard as evidence markers littered the pavement near an SUV parked out front.
Anchor Natalie Pasquarella also reports on a plan to protect lower Manhattan from climate change and a found set of wedding rings.
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