Gang takedown in New York – level 1
The Bronx is the poorest part of New York. 700 policemen go to the Bronx. The police arrest 120 people. These people are gang members. The police charge them with murder, robbery, and drug dealing.
There are two gangs in the Bronx. The arrested people are from these two gangs.
The gangs fight. It is dangerous. People die in their wars. A 92-year-old woman dies at her home. A stray bullet hits her.
The police hope that the Bronx will get safer now.
Difficult words: charge (to say that somebody did something bad), murder (killing somebody), robbery (stealing/taking something), stray bullet (a bullet/the small thing from the gun which flies not where you want it).
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