On May 2, 1957, Frank Costello decided to enjoy a dinner out with his wife and a few close friends. Rather than stay out for drinks he caught a cab to his apartment at 115 Central Park West.

As his cab pulled up to the building, a black Cadillac pulled in behind it. A large man, Vincent “Chin” Gigante, jumped out of the car, followed Costello into the building’s lobby and fired a single shot at his head. Costello crumpled to a leather couch, bleeding, as the gunman raced back to his waiting car, which vanished into the streets of Manhattan.

It was just a flesh wound. Costello claimed to not only have not gotten a look at the man who had gunned him down, but not to have heard a shot at all.