Gambino crime kingpin Frank Cali shot dead in New York

Francesco ‘Franky Boy’ Cali was fatally shot multiple times to his torso shortly after 9pm in front of his home

The 52-year-old Cali, a resident of Hilltop Terrace, was transported to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

"There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing", a statement said.

'The man was on the ground face-up. "His head was by his SUV, and the truck was open", the witness told the outlet.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had referred to Cali in court filings in recent years as the underboss of the Gambino organization, related through marriage to the Inzerillo clan in the Sicilian Mafia.

An alleged mafia boss has been reportedly been shot and killed outside his home in NY.

The appointment allowed Cali to join the ranks of former leaders like John Gotti and Carlo Gambino.

He also had close ties through marriage to the Inzerillo family in Palermo, Sicily, having married Rosaria Inzerillo, a sister of Pietro Inzerillo and a relative of Gambino associate Frank Inzerillo.

Gotti died of cancer in prison in 2002.

The Gambinos" rise to become one of the most powerful mafia families in America started in 1957, when the family's namesake, Carlos Gambino - an Italian immigrant - orchestrated the murder of Albert Anastasia, who had organized a collection of Italian gangs into what now would be considered a "crime family'.

Cali infused the family with a new crop of immigrant Italian gangsters and focused on the heroin and Oxycontin trade, sources told The Post in September.

Unlike other mobsters, Cali had few run-ins with the law.

Detectives stand over the body of reputed mob boss Paul Castellano, after his execution outside of Sparks Steakhouse on 46th St.in December 1985. Some of the indictments included murder, drug trafficking, robbery and extortion, according to The Mob Museum. On April 6, 2009 he was released from prison.

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