HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Houston has had three high-profile killings within a few weeks that are believed to be gang-related. A Lamar High School student was killed near campus and two rappers were shot and killed early Tuesday morning.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says there are over 20,000 known gang members in the city. With the three recent murders in Houston, gangs are officially a priority. Anchor Isiah Carey speaks to Chief Acevedo about how serious the problem of gang violence is in Houston and what can be done to stop it.
Also on the Factor to discuss the issue is activist Deric Muhammad, Bishop James Dixon, Houston City Councilman and gang expert Michael Knox, and a former gang member who is now a rapper Carlos Grace.