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      Tifton gang violence escalating

      Tifton Police are investigation several cases relating to escalating violence in the city.
      Tifton Police are investigation several cases relating to escalating violence in the city.This past weekend, an innocent bystander was shot in a shooting at the Brookfield Mews Apartments. Before that, a man was braised in the face by a bullet during a drive-by shooting on 13th Street.Police say the shooters drive down the street and started firing rounds into several homes.Sgt. Dorminey McCrae says it appears that some of the shootings are gang related.He says this violent activity is happening mostly on the Southside of town and the Bottom Boys, 600 Boys and Dunway Boys street gangs may be connected.It's believed that the escalating violence is the result of an argument that escalated into more tension between the gangs.The Crime Suppression Unit and police are working the violent cases and have suspects.Investigators are tying up loose ends before making an arrest.Anyone with information about recent violent activity in Tifton is asked to contact the Tifton Police Department.
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