ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Gang members from two rival gangs in Albuquerque have called a truce.
Leaders from two of the largest African American gangs in Albuquerque--the Kirk Town Piru and Blackstone Rangers--met at a southeast Albuquerque park Saturday.
Both sides promised people in their community they will no longer engage in physical fights or shootings.
One member of Kirk Town Piru says he's buried a brother and cousin since 2004.
"We're about peace," Kano Brown said. "There will be no more goings on in between our two organizations.
"We will stand side by side in this stand for peace, and we're going to stand to stop the violence in our community.
Kirk Town Piru, also known as KTU, is said to be associated with the nationwide gang the Bloods.
The Blackstone Rangers started as a gang in Chicago and then spread across the U.S.
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