The Egleston Square-based Boylston Street gang targeted by today’s drug raid is known for its violent feud with Hyde Square’s Mozart Street gang, which allegedly has spread mayhem for years not only in Jamaica Plain, but even internationally. The year 2010 was an especially bloody one between the gangs, according to the Boston Police Department, which blamed the following crimes on the gang war:
- Aug. 2010: Two non-fatal shootings in Egleston Square.
- Oct. 2010: The shooting death of Luis Torres on Boylston Street.
- Nov. 2010: A gun and knife battle inside Centre Street’s Same Old Place restaurant that erupted as customers dined. It left three combatants dead and a bystander wounded.
- Nov. 2010: The killing of an alleged Mozart Street gang member in the Dominican Republic.