Four young men were brutally beaten and killed with a sharp object in a Long Island Park - and cops are looking into whether the violent MS-13 gang is behind the slayings. "The gang members came out and told them to kneel down - and then he was just able to run for his life", Villalobos's cousin, Yensy Fuentes, told NBC.
Police have not commented on whether the bodies found on Wednesday could be linked to the earlier murders or if the victims were teenagers or young adults. "I think they set a trap for him".
Police responded to Clayton Avenue Community Park at approximately 8 p.m. where the bodies of four males were located.
German prosecutors say a 26-year-old Iraqi detained following a bomb attack on a top league soccer club is suspected of membership in the Islamic State group. No arrests have been made since the bodies were found, the Daily News reported.
Emergency vehicles are parked near the site where four bodies were discovered in Central Islip, N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Suffolk County is beleaguered by violence from MS-13.
The murders come six months after five gang murder victims were found dead in a five-week span in neighboring Brentwood and about a month after 13 MS-13 gang members were arrested for some of those cases and several others. 'I don't know what they're involved in, who they're around'.
The posse roving in a vehicle looking for gang enemies attacked when they came across her walking with Nisa Mickens, 15, in the street.
MS-13 is a "transnational" street gang pinned for numerous crimes across the country, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2004 to start a MS-13 National Gang Task Force.
Rep. Peter King, who took to Twitter about the incident on Thursday, has reportedly said in the past that he hopes President Donald Trump will visit the LI community at some point so he can see just how bad the gang violence is, according to Newsday.
However, Sini said authorities are not ruling out any possibilities.
MS-13 is a "transnational" street gang connected to a slew of deaths on Long Island in the past year. He is from Florida, and was in the park hanging out with his cousin Banegas from Brentwood, when they were killed along with two others.
But local families say they are still too scared to venture out at night because the gang problem has spiraled out of control in recent years.