Thursday, December 13, 2012

Apparent Mob Hit In South Philly

William Bender and Morgan Zalot at the Philadelphia Daily News offer a report on what appears to be an organized crime-related murder in South Philadelphia.

As federal prosecutors rested their case against reputed Mafia boss Joseph Ligambi, police investigated an apparent mob hit Wednesday in South Philly that left a 50-year-old man dead of gunshot wounds.
Police were questioning Anthony Nicodemo, 41, a reputed mob soldier, in connection with the killing, and were seeking a warrant to search his Packer Park home.

Yellow crime-scene tape stretched across Iseminger Street near Johnston and cops were scouring the scene for evidence in what appeared to be the city's first mob hit in nearly a decade.

A woman from the neighborhood who said she was afraid to give her name said she'd heard five gunshots around 3 p.m., when a man neighbors and police sources identified as 50-year-old Gino DiPietro was shot several times in the back and fatally wounded on the narrow street.

"He was in out and out trouble. He'd been in jail for drugs," a neighbor said of DiPietro, who'd apparently been ambushed while getting into his truck on the block.

DiPietro was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and pronounced dead at 3:21 p.m.

You can read the rest of the story via the below link:

You can also watch Omari Fleming's Fox29 News report on the murder via the below link:

No comments:

Post a Comment