ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- Chicago: February 14th, 1929. Seven men from George "Bugs" Moran's Northside Irish Gang are lined up inside of a garage on North Clark Street and executed by the spray from two Thompson submachine guns.
The gruesome scene became know as the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. It was an act that caused public outrage at mob violence and solidified the "Tommy gun" as a gangster icon.
The case is still unsolved. One theory is that the massacre was a retaliatory hit by rival gangster Al Capone.
The two Tommy guns that started it all are in the hands of the Berrien County Sheriff's Department.
"That gun fired a 20-round stick magazine that day into those guys in the garage, the gun further down... fired a 50-round magazine," said Lieutenant Mike Kline of the Berrien County Sheriff's Department as he pointed to the two guns.
Kline is in charge of the weapons now.They're still fully functional and completely original. So how did they end up in Berrien County? That's simple: It's where they were found.