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 Michael Vengalli

Michael Vengalli

Birth
New York, USA
Death 28 Jul 1931 (aged 5)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 34, Plot 3, Grave 2
Memorial ID 7036 · View Source
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Victim in Coll-Schultz gang war. On the evening of July 28,1931, five year-old Michael Vengalli was playing on E.107th street, Manhattan in front of a social-club owned by members of the Dutch Schultz mob when a car containing Mad Dog Vincent Coll and his men drove by and machine-gunned the sidewalk trying to kill the men standing in front of the club. Coll missed all of Schultz's men but shot Vengalli and four of his play mates. Vengalli was killed and the others were seriously wounded. In December of 1931, Coll was put on trial for what the newspapers called "Baby-Killing" and was quickly acquitted and set free. But his freedom lasted only until February 8,1932, when one of Schultz's men trapped Coll in a Manhattan drugstore phone booth and machine-gunned him to death.


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  • Added: 21 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Vengalli (7 Feb 1926–28 Jul 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7036, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .