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 - 7 /~i' " .', Gangs Fall Before Rival Guns...
7 /~i' " .', Gangs Fall Before Rival Guns Coldblooded Massacre, Carefully Planned. , Carried out Three* Identified Police Declare Act Is Neiv Outbreak of Bootleggers Bootleggers CftlCAoO, Feb. 14, W)— Seven members of : the North Side gang tit Ceorge "Bugs" 'Moran, were lined' up ' against a wall and summarily executed and one other was probably fatally wounded today by a band of men who invaded the North Side; headquarters of the, gang, posing as police officer*, and after forcing the men to raise their hands, *hot them down in cold blood. ; The heap of bodies of the victims was found in", the rear room of the a M. c. ; Cartage Co./ 2132 North Claris street, by the police wn& had been summoned; by a woman living nearby, apparently the only person to hear the reports of the sawed-ott shotguns and machine guns of the- slayers. • i ,- .. ". Display Stars The assassins pulled up before the Moran gang headquarters in two large automobiles, rushed into the cortege company offices displayed stars and 'ordered' the 'eight occupants occupants to : raise their hand*. Apparently Apparently the slayers then herded their victims into a rear room and, lining them up against a wall with hands above their heads, loosed their murderous murderous gunfire. . . , ' ' Seven of the bodies, all in grotesque grotesque positions apparently just as they had fallen, were found by tho police ranged along the bullet- marked and blood spattered wall. ' The .police -immediately 'Identified three of the victims as Pet«r Qusen- berg, robber and jewelry thief; James Clark, and Al Welnshank, soft drink parlor owners. One of the wound«d men was identified as Frank Qusen- berg,. brother of, Peter, both having been'involved in the Dearborn Street Station mail robbery several years agoJ ." / : J" • ;:„••:-' ,' " '• •• [• . Massacre Intended "' - •' " ' v Al} of jthe Bdidles,. /including those of'.th ? V«ftinded iaan, bore &rom six . . ? iaan, bore &rom six ' 10 gullet wounds* Frotri the "appearance "appearance 'of the Cartage company's offices, the gun raiders • apparently swooped down (Witti the intention of killing everybody in the place and deliberately saw to it that their shots took effect. The The building is a garage and .contained .contained a 'number of .cars. The bodies lay in an opsn space where th* men had been herded by. their attackers, attackers, before the executions.' The police viev.-ed the slaying aa (Continued on Page 2)

Clipped from Alton Evening Telegraph14 Feb 1929, ThuPage 1

Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois)14 Feb 1929, ThuPage 1
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