A dangerous and violent East Bay gang is less of a threat after a series of early morning raids Tuesday across the Bay Area.
NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez was there as Oakland police rounded up alleged gang members and lots of guns.
The raids took place before the sun came up. Dozens of police in Oakland and across the Bay Area stormed 24 locations, looking for members of the dangerous and violent "Case Gang."
"The Case Gang has been involved in multiple shootings, robberies and murders, not only here in Oakland but surrounding cities," said Oakland Police Capt. Ersie Joyner.
Police arrested 18 people and confiscated seven guns, including one they believe was used last month in a double homicide in East Oakland.
Investigators said it's all part of their Operation Ceasefire program designed to curb gang violence and make the streets of Oakland safer for everyone.
"The citizens of Oakland deserve to be able to live free and work free and not have to worry about being shot and killed in Oakland," Joyner said.