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21 alleged street gang members charged in Brooklyn shootings

July 9, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say 21 alleged members of a street gang have been indicted on charges in connection with several shootings in Brooklyn that left two young men dead and four others injured.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s offices said Tuesday the suspects are members of two subsets of the violent Folk Nation street gang that operated in and around the East Flatbush and Flatbush neighborhoods.

Charges include murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, robbery and weapons possession.

Authorities say one of the victims killed was an innocent 15-year-old boy mistaken for a rival gang member.