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10th Street Gang member gets 24 years for seven shootings

During the gang feud on Buffalo's lower West Side 10 years ago, it was the frequency of the shootings and number of innocent people who got hurt that made it a different type of street rivalry.

Prosecutors say Tony Peebles took part in seven of those shootings and eight people were wounded as a result.

Peebles, 30, a membe of the  10th Street grang, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District judge Richard J. Arcara to 24 years and 7 months in prison.

As part of his agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to racketeering and gun charges.

Peebles was a 10th Street member between 2000 and 2010, a time when the gang was feuding with the Seventh Street Gang, and participated in seven shootings, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi said.

Peebles' sentence is the result of an investigation by the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force, which includes the Buffalo Police, State Police and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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