City of Edinburg Seeing An Increase in Gangs

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:30am

While Edinburg police continue to investigate the shooting of a 16 year-old teen they believe the case is gang related.

Family members of Jonathan Juarez believe the gang involved in the shooting is the Texas Chicano Brotherhood which is a gang that police acknowledge has a presence in the area. Family members say the gang was targeting another member of their family that used to be involved with the gang.  Edinburg Police Gang Unit Sgt. Sandra Tapia says gangs are spreading out across Edinburg and it's members continue to get younger and younger. If you have any information about Edinburg gang violence you are urged to call Edinburg Crime Stoppers at Phone: 956 - 383 - 7411.

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