NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - At least four teens have been found dead in Brentwood, Long Island, in the past month. The town has been plagued by gang violence. Police and community came together at a meeting where officials addressed the growing fears.
Community activists and residents pointed to MS13 one of the most violent gangs in the country they say is destroying their community. The FBI and Suffolk County police believe the gang may be responsible for the beating deaths this month of teens Nisa Mickens and her best friend Kayla Cuevas. The skeletal remains of two teenage boys were also found this month.
At the meeting in Central Islip, the community asked Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini what is being done.
Local and state lawmakers also attended the meeting. It was emotional for many of these residents as they also call on one another to stand up to the gang violence.