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Memphis police bust gang initiation in progress

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis police arrested nine people after busting a gang initiation while it was in progress, officials said Monday.

The arrests resulted from a fight Sunday evening in a field just off the campus of Raineshaven Elementary in south Memphis.

According to a police affidavit, officers described the fight as part of a gang initiation. All of the people arrested, ranging in age from 18 to 38-years-old, have been identified as members of the Bloods gang.

Some were charged with disorderly conduct, while others were charged with disorderly conduct and evading arrest because they ran from the scene.

Police also recovered a handgun at the scene.

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