Yale Street Manslaughter
Henry “Ting-ting” Sung and his entourage walked down Yale Street. They crossed 16th street. Josephine Lam held Henry’s hand. She donned an exotic fur coat imported from Africa. Three tattooed figures dressed in black circled around them like the president and his secret service.
Ting-ting is a big name in the Chinatown underworld. A member of the Big Circle Boys representing in the Eng Suey Sun Tong. That day, Ting-ting and Josephine celebrated the opening of a new shop owned by a friend of the tong. They lunched at Xing-Xing Dumpling House and decided it was a beautiful day to take a stroll through Chinatown instead of driving to the tong headquarters on Yale Street.
Unbeknownst as they were, they walked downhill when the faint roar of a car was heard not much earlier than a smack that would send Josephine and one of the tongmen flying. Henry caught a glimpse of Josephine mid-air. Her legs dangled in an unnatural position as Henry dodged most of the car except the passenger mirror. He got smacked so hard an intense pain was sent through his gut feeling as if he was about to die from internal bleeding. But his pain was interrupted by the sight of his wife, Josephine, dead on the ground.
For a moment, the remaining tongmen were frozen. They pulled their gun way too late. The so much as the unknown driver had already stopped and taken off going down Yale street. He dropped something out of the car when he yielded. It was a paper fan with a carp and a dragon on it. Ting-ting knew this was a message.
Josephine suffocated a few days later to the consequences of internal hemorrhage.
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