Eleven people were arrested on assault charges Monday in what police suspect was a revenge attack by an out-of-town gang against a rival gang in Gwangju.
The Gwangju District Court issued an arrest warrant Monday for 11 of 12 people suspected of taking part in the attack.
|Police escort 11 suspects to court Nov. 26 in an assault case believed to involve rival gangs. (Yonhap)|
The suspects, who came from Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province, were arrested on suspicion of confining and assaulting the Gwangju-area victim in a motel on Saturday. Police believe the assault was retaliation for the beating of an Incheon-area associate who was in Gwangju on Nov. 23 to attend a wedding.
Police say an Incheon-based crime ring assembled some 30 to 40 gangsters from Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province in Gwangju. Police mobilized around 100 officers after noticing suspicious activities.
Police are to launch a task force to pursue the other out-of-town suspects believed to have fled the area and investigate the local gang suspects involved in the case.
By Yoon Yeun-jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)