Massacre: The St. Valentines Day Massacre
by eyewitness accounts, the assailants were seen exiting the garage…the two who were dressed as policemen, ushering their accomplices before them with their hands in the air and guns at their backs in an effort to mislead any potential witnesses. They entered a black Cadillac touring car, used by policemen of the day, and sped off.
Those killed in the garage or in the throes of a bloody death were auto mechanic and ex safe cracker, Johnny May, Frank “Hock” Gusenberg (October 11, 1892 – February 14, 1929), known as Moran’s enforcer, and his brother, Peter “Goosy” Gusenberg (September 22, 1889 – February 14, 1929), Albert Kachellek (alias, James Clark), Moran’s brother-in-law; Adam Heyer; and Al Weinshank. Another among the dead was Dr. Reinhardt Schwimmer, an optician who tagged along with the crime gang for thrills and giggles. Frank Gusenberg was still clinging to live despite being riddled with 14 bullet wounds. He was rushed to the hospital after the murder was reported by a witness, Mrs. Landesman. When the doctors had Gusenberg stabilized and ready for questioning as to who carried out the shootings, he replied, “I’m not talking.” Famous last words. He died three hours later.
Fortunately, “Bugsy” Moran, accompanied by fellow thugs, Willie Marks and Ted Newberry, had gotten a late start on the day of the massacre. Reports say upon approaching the garage, Bugsy spotted the black ‘cop’ car outside the garage and sped off into the sunset…or around the block to have a…