Seventeen alleged gang members have been charged in a massive 118-count indictment in Brooklyn, accused of causing numerous shootings, including four murders.
The New York Post reported that 14 of the defendants are teenagers, and that the group is “accused of hunting down rival gang members and committing a series of armed assaults, killing four people and wounding 10 in the process.”
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the arrest during a news conference on Tuesday.
“One of the most disturbing aspects of this case is the age of the defendants in this indictment. Some of them were as young as 14 or 15 years old” when they committed the crimes, Gonzalez said. “That is heartbreaking, that some of our youngest residents in our county are involved in