Man Tells NYPD He Was Shot by Gambino Relative, Sources Say
QUEENS — A man was taken out to a Whitestone jetty and shot Friday morning — but managed to call police and identify his shooter as a close relative of a member of the Gambino crime family, sources said.
"I have just been shot," the 39-year-old victim, whose name was withheld, told a 911 operator just after 2 a.m. Friday, sources said. "I have fallen down on the rocks after being shot."
The man was shot after an argument on the shoreline near Malba Drive and Summit Place, NYPD said.
He was found on the rocks near an upscale suburban neighborhood in the shadow of the Whitestone Bridge, and taken to New York Hospital Queens with a not life-threatening injury, police said.
The injured man identified his attacker as the offspring of a well-known mobster with deep ties to a construction union, sources said.
He also provided a description of the man and the vehicle he drives.
The suspect's name is being withheld by DNAinfo pending his arrest.
The investigation was ongoing as of Friday morning, police said.