The Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929

By | January 5, 2019

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Site of St. Valentine's Day Massacre - The S-M-C Cartage Company warehouse at 2122 North Clark St. in Chicago was the site of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Source: (GettyImages-514977024)

On February 14, 1929, seven men who worked for mob leader Bugs Moran were killed inside the warehouse in a hit presumably ordered by Al Capone, who was never convicted for the crime.

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre that took place in Chicago was one of the most gruesome crime scenes to ever be seen by police investigators, especially back in 1929. Al Capone, according to most theorists, was the most likely suspect behind the elaborate scheme but no one has ever taken the credit for it. Consequently, no one has even been tried for it. As horrible as it was, there have been several movies made about it including a comedy, Some Like It Hot, that depicts the massacre scene in accurate detail.    

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A reenactment of the St. Valentine's Day massacre, also known as the Moran gang massacre, when reputedly members of Al Capone's gang disguised themselves as policemen and murdered members of the George (Bugs)Moran gang. 

What Happened?

On February 14, 1929, at 10:30 am, a long black Cadillac sped up to the doors of the SMC Cartage Co. that was being used as a garage located at 2122 N. Clark Street. This garage was being used by George (Bugsy) Moran as a headquarters for his illegal operation. Blocking the garage door and with the look of a police vehicle that included a siren and gun rack behind the driver’s seat, four men got out while the driver stayed inside the car. Two of the men were dressed like cops and with their sub-machine guns hidden inside their long raincoats, all four walked inside the garage. Demanding that the seven occupants that were inside all line up against the wall, they proceeded to shoot them to pieces. Only five of them were actually gangsters. Then the two fake cops appeared to lead the other two gunmen out as if they were arresting them and the four of them drove off in the black Cadillac.