St. Valentine's Day massacre
On the morning of Thursday, February 14, 1929, St. Valentine's Day, seven mob associates were lined up against the rear inside wall of the garage at 2122 North Clark Street, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago's North Side, and executed. The victims of a conflict between the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. The murders were committed by Al Capone and his men who orchestrated a complex ruse to lure Bugs Moran to the warehouse for his assassination. Moran was running late that morning and fled the scene when he saw a police car (a fake, part of the ruse) approach the building.
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Seven were gunned down in the St. Valentine's Day massacre in 1929, a hit believed ordered by Al Capone in an attempt to wipe out rival George "Bugs" Moran.