Police ID 4 found slain in NY park in suspected gang killing

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According to officials police on Long Island, New York have discovered the bodies of four young people suspected to have been killed by members of the worldwide gang, MS-13.

"We're going to continue that war", Commissioner Sini said at a press conference held just across the street from where the bodies of the four young men were discovered.

The discovery of the bodies comes about a month after more than a dozen MS-13 members were indicted in seven killings on Long Island over three years, including the deaths of several high school students last year. Members of the gang, which has roots in El Salvador and members in several countries, have been convicted of numerous murders in the largely immigrant neighborhoods in recent years.

The commissioner put the quadruple killings in stark terms, calling the effort to combat those kinds of crimes "a long-term war", Newsday reported. The crime scene is near the Central Islip Recreation Center.

Gang violence has been a problem in Central Islip, Brentwood and other Long Island communities for more than a decade, but Suffolk County police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began pouring resources into a crackdown after the killings of the girls, along with two other Brentwood High School students.

The investigation into the deaths of Kayla Cuevas, 16, and Nisa Mickens, 15, on September 13, 2016 led to the discovery of the skeletal remains of three teenage boys in another section of Brentwood. They have, however, said the males were killed in the past "few days".

Police said the killings look like the work of MS-13.

"They engage in acts of violence; they engage in acts of savagery against folks who can't defend themselves as well as others in our community", Sini said Friday.

Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, told Patch a year ago that when thousands of young people were sent to the United States "in many instances to escape the threats of MS-13 and other affiliated gangs, many have settled in the Nassau and Suffolk County area".

MS-13, already blamed for six Long Island slayings, emerged as the prime suspects because of the brutality of the executions. Another 18-year-old, Jose Pena-Hernandez, was killed for allegedly violating gang policies, authorities said. "I don't know if this is my son or not".

The FBI is helping in Suffolk, but the feds have been on the case as MS-13's tentacles spread across the nation. Sini would not comment on whether the teenager was among those killed.

Police have posted a $25,000 fast cash reward for tips that lead to an arrest in the latest killings.

Jorge's mother said the teen's decision to avoid gang members annoyed them.

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