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Providence gang shootout sends three people to jail

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Last year, nine people were injured and three were sent to jail in a gang-related shootout in a residential area of ​​Providence, Rhode Island. Thursday.

George Rios (19), Jordanney Brit (21), and Reynard Rivera (20) are all Providence, allegedly including assault by dangerous weapons with increased crime in street gangs. He was sentenced on Wednesday after being found guilty in the High Court. Firearms fired during violent crimes and carrying unlicensed pistols.

Attorney General said Rios and Brit were each sentenced to 12 years in prison, suspended for another 20 years on probation, and Rivera on 10 years of probation and 20 years of probation. Was done.

A proceeding against the other threeinvolved in the shootout, in which more than 50 shots were fired, is pending.

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"These three have their own peaceful Providence district. Turned into a shooting range. "Neronya said in a statement." Such an act is very dangerous and often fatal and remains a major focus of our prosecution resources. Here the court. The long ruling imposed by Gun Control should send a strong message that gun violence has the most serious consequences. "

Providence Police investigate a shooting on Carolina Avenue which left 9 injured and 3 behind bars.

Providence police investigate shootings on Carolina Avenue, leaving 9 injured and 3 behind the bar. (AP Photo / Stew Milne, File)

The shootout was the result of an ongoing gang conflict, officials said.

Rios, Brit, and Rivera were one of the four members of the GetMoneyFamily gang just before 7pm. According to officials, on May 12, 2021, he approached his home in the city by pickup truck. Officials said they jumped out of the car and began firing at the people at the front door of the house associated with rival lakeside gangsters.

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At least two people on the porch, including the boy, return the fireThe police said. A few bullets hit the house across the street.

Colonel Hugh Clements, police chief, was injured at the time, nine injured, eight injured by shooting, and one injured by flying glass.

Rios, Brit, and Rivera were one of the injured, and after the shootout they returned to Pickup and headed to the hospital.

Investigators searched the target's house and found more than 500 ammunition in various calibers and 12 pistol and rifle magazines. Four of them were large-capacity magazines that could accommodate more than 30 shots. Such large magazines have recently been outlawed on Rhode Island.

They also found one ghost gun and several guns, including one with the serial number removed, officials said.

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"This city is these crimes It's a safer place for people to be behind the bar. "Providence Public Security CommissionerStephen Palais said.