Francesco Cali, the 53 year-old reputed boss of the Gambino crime family, was shot 6 times and run over outside his Staten Island home. He is the highest-ranking organized crime figure to be murdered in New York City in years.
According to NY DAILY NEWS, “Cali, 53, was shot six times in the chest by a gunman in a blue pickup truck on Hilltop Terrace near Four Corners Road in Todt Hill about 9:15 p.m. Medics took him to Staten Island University Hospital, where he died.”
A panicked family member called 911, telling a dispatcher Cali was run over before he was shot, though investigators were still looking into whether the gunman mowed the mobster down, sources said.
Police were searching for the pickup truck that raced from the grisly scene, sources said.