4 warring street gangs responsible for string of shootings
Ponca City Now - July 12, 2015 9:41 am
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa police say an ongoing feud between four street gangs is responsible for a recent string of violent shootings throughout the city.
The Hoover Crips – Tulsa’s largest street gang – and the 5 Trey Blocc Crips, Neighborhood Crips and Bloods have been fighting on and off since Christmas Eve 2012.
Last week, a man was fatally shot at a local car wash in what police say was a gang-related incident. There have been two other shootings in the past week.
Sergeant Sean Larkin, who heads the department’s Organized Gang Unit, tells the Tulsa World that police have received 429 aggravated assault reports since January. Larkin says that figure is up from 319 assault reports during the same period last year.