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18 members of No Love City gang charged in Brooklyn

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6:27 PM

For 29 months, a cold-blooded Brooklyn gang bent on executing its rivals left bodies scattered across borough streets: 10 wounded, one paralyzed, one dead.

Prosecutors unveiled a massive Wednesday indictment aimed at ending the No Love City gang’s shooting spree, targeting 18 reputed members — including alleged leader Kwyme (Big Homie) Waddell.

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Eighteen alleged members of No Love City, a subset of the violent Folk Nation street gang, have been charged on a massive indictment.

The brazen gangbangers were charged with going on “hunting expeditions” to track down and murder rival gang members — and in one case, bragging about a shooting on Facebook, authorities said.

“These defendants caused a wave of terror throughout the streets of Brooklyn with no regard for human life,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson. “Some of these shootings happened in front of children.”

Waddell, 25, was identified as the gang’s kingpin and accused of making phone calls from Rikers Island to order the beatings or shootings of rivals.

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The 76-count indictment cites 10 shootings that left one person dead and 10 wounded, including an innocent 60-year-old Brooklyn woman paralyzed by a stray bullet as she walked home from grocery shopping on May 30, 2014.

Two other harmless bystanders were wounded when one of the gangsters opened fire in a Coney Island Ave. courtyard filled with people — including kids riding their scooters as the bullets flew on July 13, 2015, officials said.

And rival gangster Adetunji Ajakaye was shot to death last July 15th, allegedly on orders from within the No Love City hierarchy.

Fifteen of the suspects, ranging from ages 18 to 27, were jailed without bail after arraignments before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justices Martin P. Murphy and Miriam Cyrulnik, according to Thompson.

Another suspect is waiting extradition from New Jersey, while two more remain fugitives. The group used brazen violence to maintain their iron grip on several Brooklyn neighborhoods, officials said.

The accused gangbangers face a slew of charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession, officials announced.

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A map shows suspected shooting incidents by No Love City members.

“These defendants are not just crew members but part of a criminal enterprise that has been responsible for a significant part of the violence which has plagued the Flatbush and Canarsie sections over the last two years,” said NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.

The gang is an offshoot of the Chicago-based crew, Folk Nation.

lmcshane@nydailynews.com

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