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Gung Ung Chang
Ethnicity Chinese
Died

July 19, 1898
Melrose, California, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date July 18/19, 1898
Location(s) Melrose, California, United States
Killed 7
Injured 2-5
Weapon(s) Bulldog pistol
Hatchet
Explosives

Gung Ung Chang (also identified as Quong Tan, Quong Chung, Ah Len, Goon Ng Chung and Dong Ng Chang) was a Chinese who killed seven people and wounded two others in Melrose, California, United States on July 18 and July 19, 1898, before committing suicide.

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Gung Ung Chang explosion aftermath

The Western Fuse and Powder Factory after the explosion.

VictimsEdit

  • D. C. Cameron
  • Sadie Hill
  • Gus Koch
  • J. J. Lerri
  • Hong Hi Sing
  • Charles M. White
  • George C. Woodsum

Wounded were:

  • George Gibblin
  • E. E. McLean
  • Frederick Sherrott
  • Edward White
  • Perry Wilson

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wild Chinese Gun, Los Angeles Times (July 20, 1898)
  2. Another account, Los Angeles Times (July 20, 1898)
  3. A fugitive's crime, North Otago Times (September 24, 1898)
  4. Six blown to eternity, Oakland Tribune (July 19, 1898)
  5. Holds the magazine, Los Angeles Herald (July 19, 1898)
  6. An awful suicide, Los Angeles Herald (July 20, 1898)
  7. The Melrose Inquest, Los Angeles Herald (July 22, 1898)
  8. Funeral of the victims, The San Francisco Call (July 23, 1898)
  9. In the name of the children, The San Francisco Call (July 26, 1898)
  10. Jurors at last find a verdict, The San Francisco Call (July 22, 1898)
  11. Her mind wrecked by the Melrose explosion, The San Francisco Call (October 23, 1898)
  12. A test case over Melrose explosion, The San Francisco Call (November 12, 1898)
  13. His home was wrecked, The San Francisco Call (December 11, 1898)
  14. The shock killed her, The San Francisco Call (September 15, 1898)
  15. To remove powder works, The San Francisco Call (July 24, 1898)
  16. Blown into atoms by a fiendish Mongolian, The San Francisco Call (July 20, 1898)
  17. A gruesome task, Los Angeles Herald (July 21, 1898)
  18. The aftermath of yesterday's great horror, Oakland Tribune (July 20, 1989)
  19. Coroner's jury finally brings in its verdict, Oakland Tribune (July 21, 1898)
  20. Funeral of the victims, The San Francisco Call (July 23, 1898)
  21. Sensational suicide near Mountain View, Oakland Tribune (July 23, 1898)
  22. Blown up by a fiend, Oakland Tribune (July 27, 1898)
  23. Aftermath of the Melrose explosion, Oakland Tribune (August 17, 1898)
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