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Greenville police blame gangs for 7 shootings

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GREENVILLE, NC (AP) -- Police in Greenville say an ongoing gang
war is behind seven recent shootings and several home invasions.

The Daily Reflector of Greenville reported that Police Chief
William Anderson held a news conference Monday to alert residents
to the rash of crimes that began June 19. Anderson says the
incidents are not random but "criminal-versus-criminal."

He showed a poster with about a dozen suspects whose names were
highlighted in either red or blue to signify affiliations with
gangs the Bloods and Crips.

The most recent shooting was Saturday.

Four Greenville men were arrested after two of the suspects
jumped from the vehicle and one fired at a pursuing officer. No
shots were fired by officers.

Anderson asked residents to report any information about
criminal activities to aid investigations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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