RICHMOND, Calif. — Authorities say seven suspected members of a San Francisco Bay Area gang connected with three killings and more than a dozen attempted homicides have been arrested as part of a yearlong investigation.

The East Bay Times reports ( ) that a warrant for an eight suspected gang member was also issued as part of a 18-month investigation by a task force of federal, local, and state officers.

Officials say members of the gang, known as Swerve Team, victimized people in 12 cities across Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

The gang has been tied to high-profile violent crimes, including the shooting deaths of three people in Richmond last year, one of them an 18-year-old man who was shot about 50 times.

Police say the gang also was responsible for 14 attempted murders, six armed robberies, two carjackings and a high-profile home-invasion robbery.

Information from: East Bay Times,

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