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Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot dead outside Staten Island home

Cali is the first mob boss to be slain in New York City since a fresh-faced John Gotti ordered the murder of then-Gambino boss Paul Castellano in 1985 at Sparks steakhouse in Midtown.


“Even Gotti had more respect,” one police source told The Post. “He did it out in Manhattan.”

Cali was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North, where he was declared dead.

A 911 caller reported hearing six or seven shots at the scene, but it was unclear how many bullets struck Cali, police sources said.

Residents in the neighborhood were spooked by the old-time rub out in the quiet neighborhood.

“I’ve seen the [mob] movies . . . but I’ve never seen any activity that we feel at all that there’s something strange about this area,” said Prashant Ranyal, 39, who lives blocks from the scene.


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