The first weekend of February will be remembered as one of the bloodiest youth gangs in Madrid. Within hours, there were reports of stabbings and machetes in various parts of the city. Two attacks were fatal. Police announced this Friday that they had arrested three alleged members of the Dominican Don’t Play Movement (DDP) for one of those scuffles in which a 17-year-old boy received two machetes in a park in Montecarmelo, in the north of the capital.
Montercarmelo is a residential area divided between the neighborhoods of El Goloso and Mirasierra (Fuencarral El Pardo area) with high purchasing power and usually free of gang incidents. The victim was attacked by a group of armed young men while listening to music and drinking with friends in a park near the German School. The injuries were serious and he had to be taken to a hospital in La Paz for medical treatment.
The detainees are believed to belong to the chorus – the name of the territorial groups into which they are divided within the gang – Alcobendas, a city near the site of the attack, included in the anti-gang plan deployed by a government delegation to Madrid. The detained alleged gang members, like the victim, are minors.
With this operation, all that remains is to arrest the author or authors of the murder, Jaime Guerrero, a 15-year-old boy who died in Atocha Street from a stab wound to the chest. This Trinitario member had already been targeted by their rivals, the DDP, weeks before they managed to finish him off. At the end of February, the police arrested about twenty members of the gang, many of whom were involved in various attacks that took place that tragic weekend. They also arrested the alleged perpetrators of the attack on Diego, another who died that night, just hours later, and the Guardia Civil announced that some of those involved had also been arrested in the Toledo operation.
This week, seven other minors were also targeted for execution in the middle of the street and in broad daylight by Alejandro, DDP, who was supposedly supposed to avenge Jaime’s February crime. Investigators attribute the stab wounds from which he died to a teenager who turned 14 a few days before the murder.
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