Valentine's Day Massacre
One of the most famous mob killings, the Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the Februuary 14, 1929 killings of seven mob associates in Chicago. Though the exact perpetrators of the massacre are unknown, the attack was orchestrated by Al Capone's South Side Italian
gang, who wished to take out the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran.
Though it is believed that Moran was the original intended target of the attack, the massacre claimed the lives of five North Side gang members and two associates. Of the four assassins, two were dressed as police officers. The victims were lined up against a garage wall and executed with a spray of bullets. When police arrived, one of the victims, enforcer Frank Gusenberg was still alive, but refused to answer the police's questions. "Nobody shot me," he told them, before dying with fourteen bullets in his body.