The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family, Francesco "Frank" Cali, was shot dead Thursday, March 14th, outside his New York home, police said.
Cali, thought to have headed the family since 2015, suffered "multiple gunshot wounds to the torso" in front of his home on Staten Island on Wednesday evening, according to AFP.
The New York Daily News reported Cali, also known as "Franky Boy," was shot six times then hit by a blue truck in which the suspects fled.
Police added he was taken to Staten Island University North hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing," police said.
Cali had served 16 months in prison following a 2008 extortion conviction.
US media reported the 53-year-old's death marked the first murder of a New York mob boss in 34 years, since the death of Paul Castellano - another Gambino family boss - by order of John Gotti.