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Chattanooga gang leaders call cease-fire

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- Former gang leaders from different parts of Chattanooga called a meeting of current leaders Sunday evening and agreed on a cease-fire in the bloody rivalry that has left some neighborhoods bullet-riddled and terrorized.

"This is day one. A truce has begun," said one of the attendees at a house where the deal was made over a dining room table.

Groups of leaders from some of the city's most active gangs dropped by the house at different times to agree upon the cease-fire. They agreed it was a fragile start but that everyone wants the bloodshed to stop.

"It's a work in progress," said another attendee. The participants declined to give their names and asked that the location be kept anonymous for fear of retaliation or arrest.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.

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