NEW YORK CITY (FOX NEWS) - Concerns of an "all-out war" within the mob are brewing after the apparent hit on reputed Gambino crime family boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali outside his New York City home Wednesday night due to the timing of the late "Teflon Don" John Gotti's brother's release from prison about six months ago, reports said Thursday.
Since 73-year-old Gene Gotti's release in September, after a 29-year sentence for dealing heroin, law enforcement sources have been concerned about the possibility of a bloody power struggle within the family, reports have said.
If Gotti, a reputed capo in the family, is linked to the murder of Cali, who had close ties to the Sicilian Mafia, "there's going to be an all-out war," a source told the New York Post Thursday. "The Sicilians are not going to sit back and let that happen."
Cali, 53, was shot several times around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday outside his red-brick colonial-style house in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island. His family was reportedly inside at the time.