Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, the 53-year-old reputed Gambino crime family boss was reportedly shot dead Wednesday night outside his home in Staten Island, which would mark the highest-ranking believed mob figure to be killed in the city in years.

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Cali was shot several times in the torso in the tony Todt Hill section of Staten Island around 9:20 p.m., the New York Post reported. He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North, where he was pronounced dead.

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No arrests have been made as police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

The 53-year-old became the notorious crime family’s acting boss in 2015, replacing then 68-year-old Domenico Cefalu, according to the New York Daily News.

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Cali, who had roots in Sicily and ties to the Sicilian Mafia, was the highest-ranking organized crime figure to be murdered in New York City since 1985, when Paul Castellano was assassinated as he arrived as Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan, according to WPIX-TV.


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