Mob figure Colombo shot At New York rally


WNEW 1978 JOE COLOMBO OBITUARY Bill Jorgensen

(Monday, June 28, 1971) — Before thousands of stunned spectators and amid heavy police security, Joseph A. Colombo Sr., the 48-year-old reputed chief of a Brooklyn Mafia family, was shot in the head and critically wounded today at Columbus Circle in New York City less than an hour before a massive Italian-American civil rights rally began.

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