• Short Summary

    New York police said on Saturday (8 April) that the murder of underworld leader, Joseph Gallo the previous night was either the end of a Mafia war that has claimed thirteen victims - or the beginning of a new, perhaps bloodier, war.

  • Description

    New York police said on Saturday (8 April) that the murder of underworld leader, Joseph Gallo the previous night was either the end of a Mafia war that has claimed thirteen victims - or the beginning of a new, perhaps bloodier, war.

    Gallo was shot dead in a restaurant as he dined with his new wife - and 10-year-old stepdaughter.

    Police chances of solving the crime are considered slim. Their past record of success in underworld murders is only one per cent.

    SYNOPSIS: The body of New York underworld leader Joe Gallo was carried late on Friday from the Manhattan restaurant where he was shot dead by an unknown assailant.

    Police officers spent many hours at the restaurant after the shooting trying to discover how the murder fitted in with the known movements of underworld figures. But they could find no leads - and no clear motive.

    Gallo's wife of one month was one of fourteen witnesses questioned by the police. She was dining with Gallo and his 10-year-old stepdaughter when the gunman burst in and fired three shots. Could the crime be connected with the shooting of Joe Colombo nine months ago?

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    Film ID:
    VLVADVNP5HPB1U43JKZ49QJHDPFN2
    Media URN:
    VLVADVNP5HPB1U43JKZ49QJHDPFN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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