“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 NKJV
STOP THE FEAR! PRAY! God has given EVERY born again believer authority to bind and loose (KEYS TO THE KINGDOM). Use your God given authority to BIND gang activity! BE BOLD in your prayers. Use the Word of God and whip the devil's tail with it! Satan MUST bow his knee to the Word of God.
STOP TALKING FEAR! We all know what is going on here because the news media reports it. BUT we don't have to REHEARSE THE PROBLEM. That only creates more fear and fear empowers the devil.
If you are tempted to talk about this because you are worried or afraid, find someone you can pray with and together agree (Matthew 18:19) on the Word of God for the ANSWER, which is Jesus coming into the lives of these people who are creating havoc. Then watch God work!
"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." Matthew 18:19 NKJV