Seventy-six years ago today James Alascia was walking on the lower Eastside while the street was teeming with people, including a large number of children who were playing in a vacant lot across the street. At 4:35pm a gunman dashed out of a tenement hallway and began blasting away at Alascia who dropped to the sidewalk wounded. The gunman, his job complete, ran back into the tenement and escaped leaving two innocent bystanders wounded on the street. Alascia was taken to the hospital where he died four hours later with out revealing any information.
For another gangland execution for this date owners of Gangster City can go to page 290