Bronx sweep nets more than a dozen suspected gang members

Marcus Solis reports on an early morning sting by the NYPD
April 16, 2014 9:15:02 AM PDT
It was a busy Wednesday morning for NYPD officers who rounded up suspected gang members in the Bronx.

The arrests took place at several city-run housing complexes, and police hope the suspects will help them close a number of shooting investigations.

The sweep was expected to net dozens of arrests, many for suspects wanted in unsolved gang-related shootings.

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton went along went with officers for the 5 a.m. arrests.

Detectives were hoping the sting would also slow a spate of recent shootings in the area.