Francesco Cali, better known as “Franky Boy,” was reportedly gunned down and murdered in broad daylight outside of his home in New York City. The whole incident was captured by a nearby security camera, and police are now investigating whether the blatant murder was a mob hit.
According to initial reports, the 53-year-old was inside his home when suddenly someone outside appeared to accidentally back into Cali’s SUV. The pick-up truck smashed into Cali’s car, so he came outside to see what was going on. Moments later, the suspect opened fire and shot Franky Boy at least six times with a 9-millimeter gun.
Franky Boy allegedly tried to escape by crawling under a nearby vehicle. This action led to later reports that he’d been run over, but it was later revealed that these reports were false.
Police recovered at least twelve bullet casings from the scene of the crime, and they thoroughly reviewed the security camera footage. Detectives could clearly see a blue or silver pickup truck racing away from the scene, so they are currently looking to find that car. So far, no suspects have been named in this vicious murder.
Francesco Cali was allegedly an underboss in the Gambino family, who are well-known for their involvement in major underground crime operations. This fact has led investigators to believe that the entire shooting was likely pre-planned by rival criminal organizations. The very public potential mob hit has led many to ask, is organized crime making a comeback?