An illegal poker game in Manhattan turned out to be the last day in the life of a former professor, Frank DeSena of Wayne. He was shot dead by a few gunmen wearing ski masks.
The game was held on the fifth floor of a commercial building on Fifth Avenue. The motive of the crime remains unclear. The gunmen managed to get in and opened the fire in spite of the fact that there was a guard on the ground floor. DeSena was shot in the torso. He was pronounced dead in the hospital.
DeSena was known to be a man who liked gambling. The fact that he was involved into illegal games surprised the people who knew him.
As for the poker game, it was going on for quite a while in the building. The investigation is going on, but as of Saturday, there were no arrests in the shooting.