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Prominent mafia boss Francesco Cali was shot in New York

The leader of the New York maffiafamilie Gambino, Francesco Cali, Wednesday night in front of his home in Staten Island killed. He was six times in the upper body shot, reports the New York Times. The last time that a leader of a large maffiaclan was murdered, was in 1985.

The authorities in New York confirm that the target is a high-ranked member of the Gambino-family.

After Cali was found, brought the emergency to the nearest hospital in Staten Island, where his death was declared. The murderer escaped, according to witnesses, in a blue pick-up truck.

Cali’s wife and children were at home, report local media. The 53-year-old frog-like mafioso was known under the name of ‘Franky Boy’ and lived a relatively reclusive life. In 2015, he came to the top of the Gambino’s.

The police are investigating or Cali is killed in command of rival maffiaclans or that the perpetrator has a personal motive. There are still no arrests have been made.

The power of the Gambino clan

New York has five maffiaclans. The Gambino’s are connected with the Inzereillo-clan in Sicily. The Gambino family was once the largest and most influential organized misdaadgroep of the United States.

The family was led by the famous crime boss John J. Gotti. He took the power in the clan about by the 1985 murder of his predecessor, Paul Castellano, to organize for a restaurant in Manhattan.

In the nineties, the power of the Gambino family, when several leaders were convicted for murder and extortion.

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