A Bronx, New York, motorcycle gang kingpin was fatally shot by two assassins using guns with silencers in what is believed to be a calculated and targeted hit.

According to the police, the man, identified as 51-year-old Francisco Rosado, was the leader of the Bronx chapter of the Pagan Motorcycle Club, a club that the federal authorities have dubbed as an outlawed motorcycle gang. Several of its members have been allegedly linked to drug dealing, violence, and murder in the past.

Rosado was shot dead by two masked killers at around 3.20 p.m. on Saturday (May 2) in a parking lot in Hollard Avenue near Boston Road in the Allerton neighborhood in the Bronx near the building where he worked as a super.

The shocking incident was caught on a surveillance camera. In the video footage, two men wearing masks are seen exiting a blue Jeep Cherokee carrying guns with silencers and firing at a target. They were then seen escaping in the same vehicle which had a stolen number plate. Rosado suffered gunshot wounds to his head and torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. The police suspect the incident to be an outcome of a possible gang war.

His wife Jeannie Rosado, speaking to local media, said she was praying to god that police catch hold of the men who shot her husband.

“He was a fighter, but nothing major. He was a family man,” she said. “I’ve been with him for over 27 years, happily married. We were together every day. I hope they find them. I pray every night they are brought to justice. I know my God will not fail me on that.”

“He had a short temper, but a heart of gold. He leaves two daughters and one son, all grown, and five grandchildren. He was a hard-working man who provided for many people,” she said. "Everybody’s broken inside. We’re broken. We’re all dying with him.”

“Nobody heard anything because they had silencers,” his wife said. “I wish I knew why.”

“He cherished all his kids and grandchildren, and his wife. You never thought he was 51. He was a wonderful father.” his daughter, 24-year-old Amanda Rosado added.

The police are investigating the incident. No arrests were registered yet.

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