CLAREMONT, the Bronx — A 71-year-old man died after he was repeatedly shot at a Bronx McDonald’s on Thursday evening, police said.
Officers found Sylvester Zottola unconscious and unresponsive inside his car at a Webster Avenue McDonald’s, an NYPD spokesperson said. He’d been shot in the head and body. Zottola was found slumped over the steering wheel.
No arrests have been made.
Zottola is a reputed member of the Bonnano crime family, according to several reports. Given his status, there’s been a heavy law enforcement presence at the scene of the shooting.
The victim’s 41-year-old son, Salvatore Zottola, suffered several gunshot wounds to his torso, his left hand and graze wounds to his head in a July shooting in the Bronx. The incident was caught on surveillance video. The younger Zottola survived. No arrests have been made in that case.
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