SPECIAL REPORT: Gangs tied to 49 percent of shootings in New York City, mostly over petty disputes

BY Thomas Tracy | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10:33 PM

gangs nycAlong with the mass killers and rifle-toting terrorists who are driving the nation’s gun debate are New York’s own gangbangers, who are behind the triggers of nearly half the city’s shootings, officials said.

And when gunplay across the five boroughs turns deadly, gang members are quite often responsible, accounting for 130, or 40%, of the city’s murders this year, police said.

It’s not just the traditional beefs over drugs or money, cops said. Crews are calling each other out over the smallest of slights or — worse yet — the belief that shooting someone will turn a boy into a man.

Read more here:http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/gangs-represent-shootings-new-york-city-article-1.2464740

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