SF: SUSPECTED YOUTH MEMBERS OF CHINESE GANG ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTS
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
San Francisco police on Wednesday arrested eight teens they believe to be members of a Chinese gang responsible for several assaults on other youth in the city's Richmond and Taraval districts in recent weeks.
Seven youths and one 18-year-old, Duc Truong, all of San Francisco, were taken into custody Wednesday morning after search warrants were served at locations throughout the city, police said.
The suspects, thought to be members of the True Brothers gang, were targeting both rival gang members and non-gang members, according to police.
Five attacks took place over the past two months and involved the suspects attacking the victims with baseball bats and knives, according to police.
One victim suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.
The eight have all been charged with aggravated assault, use of a deadly weapon and false imprisonment, and one has also with robbery, according to police.
Anyone else who may have been a victim is asked to contact San Francisco police. Anyone with more information on the attacks can call the department's confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444.