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Sacramento gang crackdown brings 29 arrests, 211 seized guns

Sacramento officials say they've made 29 arrests and seized 211 firearms as part of a crackdown on gang violence this month.

Posted: Dec 20, 2017 4:31 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento officials say they've made 29 arrests and seized 211 firearms as part of a crackdown on gang violence this month.

The sweep announced Wednesday was organized by city, county and federal law enforcement agencies after a shooting in August at a neighborhood park on the city's south side.

Investigators say the shooting was the result of a two-year feud by rival gangs that brought other shootings, attempted murders and slayings.

More than 200 officers began making arrests and serving more than 30 search warrants last week.

The 29 suspects face charges including homicide, robbery, narcotic sales, auto theft, identity theft, firearms trafficking and firearms possession.

Police say the seized firearms included assault weapons and machine guns. Many other weapons were illegally altered.

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