Friends and Family #59


Original Caption:

New York -- Dapper Louis Lombardy was languidly sipping beer in a saloon on Third Avenue, when gangland guns barked for the second time in as many days and he slumped to the floor -- erased. A drinking companion, Frank Cartaland, was critically wounded in the fusillade fired by two gunmen. Police believe the slaying was tied up with either the policy game or the drug traffic. The slain man had a police record of four arrests. (1938)

3 comments:

Tommy O'C said...

"The slain man had a police record of four arrests."

No one ever heard of mistaken identity?

Classic, gritty crime scene photo from the days when elevated trains rattled along Third Avenue (and 2nd and 6th and 9th Avenues) and you entered a saloon watching your wallet and your back.

Steve_W said...

Man, they don't write captions like that any more!

Lola GarsĂ­a said...

Why don't newspaper reporters write like that anymore?