New photos show the gory aftermath of McDonald’s drive-thru hit on Bronx Mafia operative Sylvester “Sally Daz” Zottola — a rub-out allegedly orchestrated by his own son.
Crime scene photos used in evidence by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn show blood spattered on the padded seats of 71-year-old Zottola’s Acura SUV at Mickey D’s Webster Avenue drive-thru.
Another photo shows a used shell casing in a car cup holder, next to a dum dum lollipop.
At least five bullet holes in one of the car’s windows can be seen in another photographic evidence taken at the scene after the October 2018 murder.
Another of the photos shows a row of yellow NYPD evidence markers scattered around the crime scene. The markers mark footprints, shell casings and a nearby fence the gunman allegedly passed while running away from the scene.
Sylvester’s son, Anthony Zottola, 44, is accused of allegedly hiring a member of the Bloods gang to orchestrate his father’s murder because he wanted control of the family’s $45 million real estate empire.
Anthony is on trial with two co-defendants – Himen Ross and Alfred Lopez – who are alleged to have carried out the murder of Sylvester, an alleged ally of the Bonanno and Lucchese crime families.
Last week, another suspected conspirator testified under a cooperative agreement with the FBI that he had tried and failed at least six times to kill both Sylvester and Anthony’s brother, Salvatore, 45.
In one of the botched plots, a gunman ambushed Salvatore outside his home in Locust Point and shot him multiple times in a brazen videotaped assassination attempt. He survived and appeared at the trial as a key witness for prosecutors who testified after being granted immunity.
After successfully punching his father, Anthony reportedly wrote to the Bloods gang member he had paid to set up the assassination – joking with him about the assassination.
“Can we celebrate today or tomorrow,” Bloods member Bushawn Shelton texted the younger Zottola after the hit.
“Tomorrow. It’s my little man’s birthday. I’m taking him to his favorite place, McDonald’s. Then to the movies. LOL, like I eat that stuff,” Anthony replied with obvious sarcasm.
Shelton reportedly wrote back that that day was like his “birthday.”
Anthony and his two co-defendants have pleaded not guilty.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/20/photos-reveal-bloody-aftermath-of-nyc-mob-hit-on-sylvester-zottola/ Photos reveal the New York mob hit’s bloody aftermath on Sylvester Zottola