The mutilated bodies of four teenaged boys were found in a Long Island park this week, and police suspect they were murdered by members of the MS-13 gang.
Pirro said initiation into the gang, which has its roots in El Salvador, involves beating someone to death in front of other gang members.
At the news conference, Sini said the police department is committed to bringing the killers to justice. "This is a long-term war and make no mistake about it - it's a war".
The killings happened in recent days, and all the young men suffered "significant trauma" to their bodies, Sini said.
Brentwood and Central Islip are neighboring communities comprised of large populations of working class Hispanic and other minorities, located about 2.5 miles apart.
The acquaintance "called saying that my brother was here, dead", Tigre, 21, said.
Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels, told Patch past year that when thousands of young people were sent to the United States "in many instances to escape the threats of MS-13 and other affiliated gangs, many have settled in the Nassau and Suffolk County area".
Authorities in Long Island, New York believe four people were killed by the notorious MS-13 gang and their bodies were dumped in a park. "It appears they were killed with a sharp or edged instrument", Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini told reporters yesterday.
He reiterated that Suffolk County detectives have been working with FBI investigators to solve the killings.
The girls' murders are just two of six linked to the gang in Suffolk County.
His brother told the Post he recently found messages on Tigre's computer reading, "I don't want to do these things anymore". Thirteen MS-13 members have been charged in connection to seven murders in Brentwood over the past several years. "I don't know what it is, but it's definitely getting worse". Sini would not comment on whether the teenager was among those killed.
Gang violence has been a problem in Central Islip, Brentwood and other Long Island communities for more than a decade, but Suffolk County police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began pouring resources into a crackdown after the killings of the girls, along with two other Brentwood High School students involved in separate killings, sparked outrage. His cousin, who didn't want to be identified, said Llidicura told him Wednesday he was going to the park. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to arrests.