Summary Of St. Valentine's Day Massacre

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Chicago’s gang war reached its climax in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929. One of Capone’s biggest enemies, who was gangster George “Bugs” Moran, ran his bootlegging out of a garage on the North Side of Chicago. Seven members of Moran’s operation were gunned down while standing lined up, facing the wall of the garage on February 14. Around 70 shots were fired. When police officers arrived, they found a gang member, Frank Gusenberg, barely alive. Minutes before he died, they tried to get him to reveal what had happened, but Gusenberg wouldn’t talk. Police could find just a few eyewitnesses, but they eventually came to the conclusion that gunmen dressed as police officers had entered the garage and pretended to be arresting the men. Though
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