The shooter sped off in a pickup truck, police said. He was pronounced dead at Staten Island University North hospital, according to police.
Witnesses said they heard six or seven shots.
Det Shea said Cali emerged from his home around 9:15pm after the suspect backed his pickup truck into his Cadillac SUV.
In 1985, Gambino boss Paul Castellano was shot dead by notorious mob boss John Gotti in front of a steakhouse in what was considered one of the most infamous mob hits of all time.
AFP 2018 OLIVIER MORIN'Mafia Can't Become Extinct Because It's a Type of Behaviour- Criminologist
According to The Daily Beast, Cali was made acting boss in 2015 after becoming a "made member" of the Gambino family in the late 1990's.
In 1985, Gambino "capo" John Gotti orchestrated the murder of Castellano to become the most publicized boss of the family.
The Genovese, Gambino, Lucchese, Colombo and Bonanno mafia families are believed to have controlled organised crime in NY for decades.
Manchester United were not s*** against Arsenal - Solskjaer
Attention has been on Manchester United's Champions League draw with Barcelona for the quarter-finals, but attention now switches to last eight concerns elsewhere for the Red Devils .
"We thought those days were over", the city's mayor Bill de Blasio told journalists.
New York's major crime families, the Gambinos, the Luccheses, the Genoveses, the Bonannos and the Colombos, have seen some decline over the past few decades, as federal law enforcement agencies have tried to extricate their influence from construction and other major industries. "Very surprising, but I guess old habits die hard".
He also had close ties through marriage to the Inzerillo family in Palermo, Sicily, having married Rosaria Inzerillo, a sister of Pietro Inzerillo and a relative of Gambino associate Frank Inzerillo.
"Cali is seen as a man of influence and power by organised crime members in Italy", US assistant attorney Joey Lipton told the court, the New York Daily News reported at the time. As prosecutors tried and failed to bring him down, he came to be called the Teflon Don. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
Former Patriots DL Malcom Brown reportedly signs with Saints
Brown is a 25-year-old nose tackle specialist, tipping the scales at 6 feet 2, 320 pounds. Brown is a former first-round pick by the Patriots back in 2015 out of Texas.
Weiss explains that the younger Gotti and Cali had often clashed 30 years ago, and upon his return, reignited their feud.
In that case, authorities intercepted conversations shedding light on his quiet underworld command.
Play a (Stripped Down Version of) Dead or Alive 6 for Free
It's a respectable slice of free fighting, although the a-la-carte pricing for character and feature unlocks is brutal. Namco Bandai has released the full patch notes for Dead or Alive 6 Update Version 1.02 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.