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How long can the gangs hold out?

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Graffiti, believed to be gang-related, marks a building in Chattanooga. Times Free Press photo Graffiti, believed to be gang-related, marks a building in Chattanooga. Times Free Press photo

CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- No blood had been shed Monday night, hours after gang leaders in Chattanooga agreed to a delicate cease-fire.

It's unclear how long the truce will last among the city's gang members.

"It's hard to say because we don't know how many folks -- how many shot callers -- were present. If it was everybody, it really is a wait and see," said Boyd Patterson, the city's gang task force coordinator.

Patterson did not attend the meeting Sunday of city gang leaders who agreed to the truce.

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