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Wave Gang, Hoodstarz Indicted in Brooklyn

JAY STREEET (AP) — Prosecutors say more than three dozen members of two feuding gangs have been indicted following a reign of terror in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

The office of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the bloodshed resulted in the deaths of innocent bystanders.

The indictments follow a widespread investigation by several agencies. The charges include murder, assault, robbery and conspiracy. Officials say the two gangs, the Wave Gang and Hoodstarz, would steal then sell stolen goods to buy illegal guns and drugs.

The crimes date back to 2010 and continued as late as this month.

Arraignments are being held this week. Some defendants are still at large.

January 20, 2012 - 2:30pm


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