February 14th, 1929

In Chicago, seven of Al Capone's enemies are slain by four gunmen with a total of 160 shell casings found on the scene. This event marked the end of the North Side dynasty and a big bloody victory for the West Side.

Why are these things romanticized?

Actually, only six of the seven men were companions of George "Bugsy" Moran. The seventh person was a friend of one of the men. A very unlucky friend.
Also, two of the gunmen were dressed as police. That is the reason the victims complied to dropping their weapons and putting their hands against the wall.
Bugsy was across the street when the gunmen entered the garage, and didnt go in because he thought that the men were officers. Lucky little break.
Another interesting fact, on St. Valentines Day seven years later, Bugsy Moran had the main person in charge of the massacre shot in a bowling alley.

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