A mafia boss is dead after being shot at his home in New York.
Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, was gunned down while walking outside his $1.6 million brick colonial home on Staten Island.
His family sat helplessly inside the home as Cali was murdered. He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North and pronounced dead.
The 53-year-old Cali was believed to be the head of the Gambino crime family.
New York television stations are reporting that Cali was shot several times.
“There were like six shots, and then there were three more,” one witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Daily News. “The man was on the ground face-up. His head was by his SUV, and the truck was open.”
According to the NYPD, the suspect took off in a blue pickup truck after running over Cali’s body.
Investigators, including the FBI, are looking into whether the hit was was authorized by one of New York’s five Mafia families, or whether it was carried out by a ‘cowboy’ gunman.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
The hit hearkens back to the “Big Paul” Castellano rub out.
Castellano was the Gambino Crime Family capo until John Gotti’s gunmen whacked PC in front of Sparks Steak House in mid-town Manhattan in 1985.
His successor John Gotti watched from a car across the street.