Friday, February 27, 2009
fireworks in Chinatown
Back on this date in 1908 a gunfight between warring Tong members broke out in Chinatown when ten members of the Hip Sing invaded a laundry that doubled as a hangout for the rival On Leong. The gunmen entered the shop with guns blazing sending their enemies out into the street, the owner, Lee Kay, escaped with bullets in the back and arm. Hearing the ruckus other On Leong came to the rescue with their guns a barkin' and chased the Hip Sings back to their territory dropping one of their foe with a bullet in the back.