Hail of bullets ends reputed NY mobster


He ordered a coffee to go — and then he went, for eternity.

A stealthy hit man gunned down a Luchese family associate at a Bronx fast food drive-thru window while the gangster waited in his idling car for a cup of joe, cops said Friday.

Sylvester Zottola, after surviving at least two previous violent attacks, was shot five times Thursday while behind the wheel outside the McDonald's, police said.

A worker at a nearby body shop recounted seeing Zottola's lifeless, blood-spattered body after the gunshots echoed down the street around 4:45 p.m.

"I heard 'Bang! Bang! Bang!'" said the employee. "I went out, I saw him there (dead). He's a mobster. He got what he deserved."

The 71-year-old victim was unarmed and appeared unaware of impending danger as the lone shooter approached his vehicle on Webster Ave. in Claremont.

The gunman slipped through a hole in the fence opposite the restaurant and walked right up to to Zottola, whose car was "boxed in" — with vehicles in front and behind him, police sources said.

Zottola, pronounced dead at the scene, was shot once in the head, three times in the chest and once in the shoulder, cops said. The shooter, carrying a 9-mm. weapon and wearing a black hoodie, fled through the same fence hole and climbed into a waiting gray Acura sedan.

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