The inside story of Detroit’s gang wars, a battle prosecutors say was fueled by Instagram hit lists and the Seven Mile Bloods, the social-media savvy gang that had a death grip on both the opioid drug trade and one of the deadliest parts of America’s most violent big city.
By Robert Snell / The Detroit News
The gang’s turf is part pharmacy, part killing field and part launching pad for bloody war.
The Seven Mile Bloods go hunting for rivals after a chance meeting on Detroit’s west side.
Smaller east side gangs team up as hit lists start appearing on Instagram.
A friend of rapper 'Team Eastside Peezy' races for home amid a hail of bullets.
Laughing emojis mark another victim as feds search for an AR-15-style rifle.
A strip club, a car chase and a hidden clue leads to epic indictment.
Defense lawyers attack evidence and fight against racketeering allegations.
Fresh bloodshed as racketeering trial approaches in Detroit.
For some residents of the Red Zone, it’s a war zone. For others, it’s home.
Success in landmark RICO case emboldens FBI fight against violent gangsters.
Meet the key figures in the case, including five facing possible death sentences.
Take a 360-degree ride through the streets at the center of the The Red Zone
The YouTube videos
N-words, f-bombs and bass lines fill courtroom as feds show jurors life inside the Seven Mile Bloods gang.