Tensions continue to mount between the Bonanno crime family and the Lucchese crime family in New York after a failed mob hit. The two New York Mafia families are locked in an ongoing feud linked to the Bonanno family efforts to recruit more wiseguys in an attempt to rebuild their ranks without consulting the other New York mob families according to sources. Alleged Bonanno family soldier Enzo “The Baker” Stagnoof Queens was struck in the chest as he sat in his SUV making a call. He sustained only a graze wound as he felt a pinch on his chest and then dived into the back seat avoiding being hit by a second shot. He spotted the shooter walking away from scene and a witness reported seeing the shooter jumping into a yellow cab. Stagno denied having mob ties before finally admitting to authorities that he was a made man in the Bonanno family and he indeed had enemies on the streets.
“Photo of Stagno shooter”
Law enforcement sources believe the hit was ordered by a rival mobsters from the Lucchese crime family. The Bonanno family has fallen on hard time of late losing multiple leaders including arrests of bosses Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano, Nicolas “Nicky Mouth” Santora, and Joseph Massino who later turned rat and began cooperating with the feds. Another high ranking member and former acting boss Salvatore “Sal the Ironworker” Montagna was murdered amid a mafia war he was part of in Montreal. It is unknown as to who is running things on the streets presently for the Bonanno family but they seem to be somewhat in flux as they reorganize at the top. The Lucchese family on the other seem to be in as stable a shape as they have been in years behind new boss Steven Crea.