ON THIS DAY – January 29, 1947
Chan Kwan aged 37, a Chinese, of Gore street, Fitzroy, was arrested on the 1st of February 1947, and charged with having committed murder in the Flinders street extension. He was located by a large team of detectives at premises in Little Smith street, Fitzroy. The police also arrested Chan Sin, 25, a half-caste Chinese and a native of Jamaica who was also involved in the murder. Young Shing, a Chinese was shot dead in a taxi in the Flinders street extension on the night of the 29th of January and Alfred Sydney Pack was seriously wounded.