LONG BEACH — Thursday, the Long Beach Police Department arrested eight subjects in connection with 12 gang related shootings, in where two people have died since July of ’09. This sweep included one of Long Beach’s most notorious gangs, the East Side Longos.

Since July and August of 2009, there was not much evidence in which to link the past shootings to. No subjects had been identified.  However, since this current take down, one suspect has emerged. 28-year old Ruhani Bustamante, a Long Beach resident is now believed to be the main suspect responsible for the deaths and eleven of the shootings.

Further, there were seven other subjects identified as alleged gang members who were all arrested for various charges. Police stated that during the raid, 13 were arrested and taken into custody for probation violations.

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