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St. Valentine's Day Massacre: How Gangster Al Capone Snuffed His Competition (FPD CASE VAULT)

St. Valentine's Day Massacre: How Al Capone Rubbed Out Competition
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Feb. 14 2024, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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crime boss Al Capone tightened his stranglehold over the city's bootlegging, gambling and prostitution rackets with the most infamous gangland slaying in American history.

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre: How Al Capone Rubbed Out Competition
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George "Bugs" Moran was the target, but wasn't there when killers called

On St. Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1929, seven men from a rival gang run by Capone's archenemy George "Bugs" Moran were lined up against a wall in a garage and riddled with bullets by hit men posing as cops who used machine guns, shotguns and revolvers to snuff out their victims.

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre: How Al Capone Rubbed Out Competition
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Seven gangsters of Bugs Moran's gang were killed by Al Capone in a garage in Chicago on Feb 14, 1929.

No one was ever convicted of the murders.

The bullet-riddled bricks from the garage wall are now in the Las Vegas Mob Museum, which opened Feb. 14, 2012.

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