#Gang Violence


EPD investigating after house hit in Franklin Street shooting

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira Police are investigating another report of shots fired, this time on the 400 block of Franklin Street. The EPD and Chemung County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report on Friday, September 24 around 12:10 a.m. The officer that arrived found several shell casings in front of a house and that a house had been hit by several bullets.
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Man with MS-13 gang affiliation, wanted in 6 murders, arrested in Beaufort County

A man living in Bluffton, wanted in six murders in El Salvador and with MS-13 gang affiliation, was arrested in Beaufort County on Thursday, according to Bluffton police. Erick Salvador Hernandez Bonilla, 23, was arrested on Lady’s Island around 12:30 p.m. while he was working at his brother-in-law’s construction site, according to Bluffton Police Department Lt. Christian Gonzales.
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When will Elmira get past the “gun-play”? EPD responds to spike in targeted shootings

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Two reports of shots fired on Wednesday night led Elmira Police Chief Anthony Alvernaz to blame gang violence for the recent uptick in crime. From Saturday to Thursday, five calls of shots fired could be heard over police scanners. On Saturday morning, three calls for gunfire in less than three hours; on Wednesday night, two reports within hours of each other on the city’s southside.
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Elmira Police investigating two shootings in three hours on southside

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Elmira Police Department is investigating two reports of shots fired in three hours on the Southside Wednesday night. Both shootings took place in the 400 block of Mackey Place. In the first shooting, at about 7:42 p.m., several shots were fired at a vehicle as...

Annapolis MS-13 Member Sentenced To 35 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Moises Alexis Reyes-Canales, a/k/a “Sicopita”, age 23, of Annapolis, to 35 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and to using, carrying, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, in connection with his MS-13 gang activities, including a murder and two attempted murders.

Mother Recaps Car Getting Shot at by Gang Members

Occurred on September 4, 2021 / Shreveport Info from Licensor: On September 4, 2021, Zuniga was driving in her SUV along with her 15-year-old daughter who was in the front seat, and her 5-year-old son who was sitting in the backseat in his car seat. While waiting at a red light at a busy intersection, Zuniga was in the direct crossfire of a rolling gang shootout. Her vehicle began catching many bullets and then they shot out her back window while bullets continued to hit inside of her SUV. She then ran the red light hoping no oncoming vehicles hit her car as she was turning left through the red light. Even while she was turning, her vehicle was still being hit by bullets. One of the bullets was an AK rifle that hit Zuniga McGee's front driver's door and missed her by an inch. Once she made the turn, she saw through her rearview mirror another car turn behind her. At that point, Zuniga didn't know if that car was one of the shooters and if she was a target. As the car quickly came upon her SUV, she slammed on her breaks unexpectedly so that the car was forced to go around her. Thankfully Zuniga nor her two kids were hit by any of the bullets. Her running the red light also help save their lives. They all are severely traumatized and suffer from PTSD and anxiety but are receiving therapy and help. The 15-year-old daughter was so grateful to live through this traumatic event and celebrate her sweet 16 birthday just 3 days after the shooting on the 7th, and she also got baptized on the 22nd. The 5-year-old is doing good but is trying hard to get past this as well. He asks questions like "Why did this happen?" "Will they shoot up our new car?" He also said "I couldn't duck because I was in my car seat. It was so loud!" Unfortunately, a 13-year-old boy in the vehicle behind them died in that same crossfire. They caught several of the shooters and will charge them with the murder of the 13-year-old boy and attempted murder of Zuniga McGee and her 2 kids along with a few other innocent bystanders. It was nothing but God that Zuniga and her 2 kids survived being in the crossfire of a gang shootout!

Leader Of Latin Kings Set Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CARMELO VELEZ, a/k/a “Jugg,” was sentenced today to 19 years in prison in connection with his participation in the Black Mob set of the Latin Kings and their distribution of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. VELEZ pled guilty on May 25, 2021, before U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni, who imposed today’s sentence.

Trenton And Hightstown Men Among 11 Indicted In Investigation That Uncovered Alleged “Hit Squad” Of Inmates Who Assaulted Other Inmates

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck today announced the indictment of an alleged local leader of the Latin Kings street gang and 10 current and former inmates under his command who allegedly formed a “hit squad” within the prison system to commit assaults on behalf of the gang.

Trial set for Nipsey Hussle's accused murderer

A trial date was set Wednesday for the man charged with killing rapper Nipsey Hussle outside his South Los Angeles clothing store in 2019. Eric Holder Jr., 30, will return to court on Jan. 5, 2022, to face charges of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon alongside two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm.

Louisville police chief says JCPS needs its own police department

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Louisville's top leaders came together to talk about a student's death, the police chief said its time for Jefferson County Public Schools to get its own police department. Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields was responding to a drive-by shooting at a bus stop early Wednesday...