Gang Sweep Lands 13 Behind Bars

Originally posted on WGNO:

  15-gang members are facing prosecution in what authorities are calling “one of the largest gang-sweeps in the city’s history.”

Prosecutors say gang members are responsible for at least 10 deaths; including the little girl killed last May at a birthday party.

“It shocked me at first that I was seeing him holding up a gun shooting toward the avenue,” the victim’s aunt Joycelyn Allen said.

It’s a day Joycelyn Allen won’t soon forget; the day her 5-year old cousin was caught in gang crossfire.

Last May loved ones were gathered for a birthday party in front of the family’s Central City home, when their lives were forever changed.

“Before you knew it all kinds of guns started ringing out,” Allen said.

When the dust settled little Brianna Allen was critically injured, and later died.

“Just that short afternoon we recognize how dangerous and fragile things can be when gangs…

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