The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre is one of more intriguing murder mysteries of the 20th century. It centers around gangster rivals Al scarface Capone and George bugs Moran.
When the police arrived at the scene they found a group of brutal gangster thugs in room with weapons lying dead in lake of blood. The first clue came from an eyewitness across the street that says she heard gunfire and saw two policemen in uniform leading away two men. However, there was no police record of any activity or calls to that address.
The question of who had the most motive lay most was without a doubt Al Capone, even though he was vacationing in Florida. His plan of action was to take down Bugs Moran from the bottom up leaving him with no protection.
After the one survivor died without giving any clues the police were forced to recreate the crime based on the few eyewitness accounts. The version they came up with is as follows:
Two men entered the garage disguised as uniformed police officers. They men assumed is was a routine sting and complied with the two officers. The gangsters were made to face the wall where they were all disarmed. At that point two plain clothed men entered the garage and gunned down all of the unarmed gangsters. The two uniformed policemen then led the plain-clothes men off in mock arrest. Neither Capone or any of his henchmen were ever arrested in connection with the murders