Exactly 30 years ago, gunmen shot and killed five men in a Boston Chinatown Massacre, reports CBS4.
Today the FBI announced a $30,000 reward in the case for the arrest of Pham Hung Tien. Authorities say he entered an illegal gambling den along with two other men and killed five people and injured one other.
That survivor identified Pham and two others who were convicted of murder after being brought back to the United States from China in 2005. Nam The Tham and Siny Van Tran are serving five life sentences. Pham has never been caught.
“We’re hoping this reward will incentivize anyone with information on Pham’s whereabouts to come forward so we can we bring him to justice for his role in one of the bloodiest massacres in Boston’s history,” said Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division Joseph Bonavolonta, reported WCVB5.
“There’s no such thing as a cold case. There’s no such thing as this happened years ago, why are we worried about it. Talk to a family member that’s lost someone,” Commissioner William Gross of the Boston Police Department said to NBC Boston.
According to Wikipedia, the massacre is believed to be gang related. The men were killed execution style. The FBI believes the Ping On Gang was in a battle for power with one of the victims.
All the suspects were Vietnamese nationals who either grew up in China or are ethnically Chinese. Authorities described the conflict as between Vietnamese and Chinese gangs.
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