- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A multiple-agency task force has resulted in the arrests of 20 young men, most of them living in north Charlotte, who authorities say belonged to two groups that were engaged in “gang-like” violence against each other.

Multiple media outlets report that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Capt. Mike Harris announced the arrests Wednesday.

Five of the men are charged with shooting into occupied houses, including 22-year-old Anthony Rollins, who is also charged with first-degree murder. Police say Rollins shot and killed 19-year-old Jose Cuestas at a Charlotte service station in November. It is unclear if Rollins has an attorney.

Harris says the violence dated back to early 2014, and as it escalated, the task force, which included agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, was assembled in June to combat the violence.

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