Gambino crime boss ‘Franky Boy’ Cali slain in Godfather-style drive-by shooting

As he strolled out of his red-brick mansion on Staten Island the reputed mob boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali probably felt safe. After all, it had been 34 years since a Mafia don like him had been "whacked" on the streets of New York.

Cali, 53, said to be head of the infamous Gambino crime family, may not have seen the blue pickup truck approaching before it mowed him down.

He probably heard the first of the six gun shots as they hit him in the chest.  Most likely, he was already dead by the time the pickup sped away into the night.

It was a stunningly brazen, Godfather-style drive-by "hit" and one that, according to Mafia experts, showed the maximum disrespect because it happened at Cali’s…

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