Mob hit at McDonald’s? Reputed gangster gunned down in drive-thru while ordering coffee

A reputed mobster was gunned down at a New York City McDonald’s on Thursday, just months after his son was shot in a possible targeted attack.

The New York Post reports that Sylvester Zottola, 71, was fatally shot at a McDonald’s drive-thru in the Bronx on Thursday. Zottola is reportedly a Bonanno crime family associate, and was shot by a gunman who pulled up their vehicle alongside Zottola’s car after he had ordered a coffee. He was hit in the head and shoulder and shoulder and chest, and the gunman has not yet been apprehended.

According to the report, Sylvester Zottola’s son, 41-year-old Salvatore Zottola, was shot outside his Bronx home in July. Investigators reportedly believe that Salvatore was shot to send a message to his father. The younger Zottola reportedly did not cooperate with the investigation, although the shooting was caught on surveillance camera. No arrests have been made.

Sylvester Zottola was also the target of attacks himself before he was killed on Thursday, including a stabbing. Is September 2017, he was reportedly hit in the head while walking near his home in the Bronx, and two months later a gunman tried to push him into a car. And in December, Zottola reportedly interrupted a burglary at his home and one of the burglars stabbed him in the neck.


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