â€śWitness told deputies double shooting near UCF may have drug ties, report saysâ€ť
Local media reports of a 2nd shooting near off campus housing for the University of Central Florida area have increased concerns among parents and university leaders . Observers point to gang related incidents as an ongoing concern. Here are some quotes from the coverage by local media outlets.
â€śTheÂ UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail.â€ť
â€śIt was the second shooting in less than a month linked to possible gang activity in the area near off-campus housing, including a row of University of Central Florida off-campus fraternity houses.”
â€śâ€¦Orange CountyÂ deputies confirmed that the 59 Brims â€” an offshoot of the national Bloods gang â€” are active and living in the neighborhoods bordering UCFâ€¦â€ť
â€śSomeone yelled “Brim Blood,” a reference to the 59 Brim gang, right before gunfire erupted March 19â€¦â€ť
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