Reputed Gambino crime boss shot and killed outside home in NY

Cali was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Gotti died of cancer in prison in 2002.

More recently, Cali was reputed to be the leader of the Gambino crime family, having assumed the top role in 2015.

USA media reported that his death marked the first murder of a NY mob boss in 34 years, since the death of Paul Castellano - another Gambino family boss - by order of John Gotti.

NY media say it is the first targeted killing of a mob boss in the city since 1985.

In 2008, Cali was arrested and charged with federal racketeering as part of Operation Old Bridge - a code name for the February 7 arrests in Italy and the USA that targeted the Gambino crime family. There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing, the NYPD said.

"Cali is seen as a man of influence and power by organised crime members in Italy", US assistant attorney Joey Lipton told the court, the New York Daily News reported at the time.

Cali lived in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island, on a leafy street near the private Richmond County Country Club golf course - and not far from where Castellano lived in a mansion when he ran the Gambino family.

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According to NBC New York, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn had described him as the underboss of the Gambino crime syndicate and was related through marriage to the Inzerillo family in Sicily.

"There were like six shots, and then there were three more", one witness, who asked that her name not be used, told The New York Daily News.

In 1992, Gotti was convicted in Castellano's murder and a multitude of other crimes.

Cali was believed to have been elevated to the position of acting boss in 2015, taking over from Domenico "Greaseball" Cefalu.

Unlike the well-dressed Gotti, Cali kept a low profile.

The day after Castellano's December 1985 murder, The New York Times called the Mob boss' death "highly stylized", but Giuliani dismissed such morbid romanticism.

Last week, Carmine Persico, the 85-year-old former boss of the Colombo organisation, died after serving 33 years of a 139-year prison sentence. In October, reputed Bonanno associate Sylvester Zottola was fatally shot while waiting for a cup of coffee at a McDonald's drive-thru in the Bronx. On April 6, 2009 he was released from prison.

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