It’s considered to be one of the biggest mob hits in decades.
A reputed Gambino boss was gunned down in front his home on Staten Island on Wednesday night, and sources told CBS2 it may have been an inside job.
Investigators are working multiple angles, looking into possible motives and possible suspects in this case and said police have video from a distance of one of the suspects they are looking for.
While Francesco Cali’s Todt Hill home remained a crime scene Thursday, his death marked the first murder of a mob boss in New York City in more than 30 years. His upscale neighborhood was teaming with detectives after the driveway outside of his stately brick home was the bloody scene of what’s believed to have been a brazen mafia hit.
Authorities say it’s not clear if there was more than one gunman involved.
Neighbors returning home Thursday morning were stunned by the news. Others said they heard the gunshots.
Investigators said it was around 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday when 53-year-old Cali was outside of his car in his driveway when the gunfire began.
“Mr. Cali is widely reported to be associated, on the Internet and in newspapers and prior writings, to be associated with organized crime. He exits his residence, has a conversation with an individual where approximately 12 shots are fired, with at least six striking the victim, causing his demise,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said. “Needless to say, with the potential organized crime angle, it gets the utmost importance to the NYPD and the entire detective bureau.”