NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said 63 people have been indicted in a crackdown against three violent Manhattan street gangs.
The rival street gangs, known as “Air It Out,” “True Money Gang” and “Whoadey” were battling for control over a section of East Harlem.
Prosecutors said rival members used social media and terrorized the community in a campaign of violence that included gun trafficking, assaults, and murder.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly say the crimes date back to at least 2009. They include three murders and more than 30 shootings as well as assaults and gun trafficking.