Thursday, November 25, 2021

QUOTE FOR THE DAY


“No one . . . nobody shot me.”

- Frank Gusenberg,
the only survivor of the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre 
on February 14, 1929, when seven men were murdered 
at a garage in Chicago. 

Al Capone was widely assumed to have been responsible for ordering the massacre, an attempt to eliminate Bugs Moran, head of the North Side Gang,

When police arrived at the scene, Gusenberg was the only victim still alive despite having been shot fourteen times. Among the police was Sergeant Clarence Sweeny who had grown up in the same neighbourhood as the Gusenberg brothers (Frank Gusenberg's brother was one of the dead) and immediately recognised Frank. Sweeney asked Gusenberg, "Who shot you?" Gusenberg replied, "No one....nobody shot me."

At the hospital he was once again asked by Sweeny who shot him. He again refused to answer.

He died of his wounds three hours after being shot.


Frank Gusenberg

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