Public meeting addresses growth of gangs in Central Islip

Friends and family remembered 16-year-old Justin Llivicura at Robertaccio Funeral Home. He was the youngest of four men believed to be murdered by street gang MS-13 after their bodies were found beaten and slashed in a wooded area of a Clayton Avenue community park.

Community leaders and authorities hosted more than 600 Central Islip residents at a public forum to discuss the growth of gangs in their neighborhoods.

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