Prosecutors say man involved in South Seattle gang war shootings

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Prosecutors said Douglas Ho is a member of the Insane Boyz Gang.
SEATTLE —

A 20-year-old man appeared in court on charges stemming from an ongoing gang war between two rival groups in South Seattle.

It took months for prosecutors to build a case against Douglas Ho.

Ho appeared in King County Superior Court Monday morning on assault and drive-by shooting charges.

Prosecutors said Ho is a member of the Insane Boyz Gang. He is accused of shooting a man in the leg near Rainier Avenue on July 5, 2012.

Court documents say the Insane Boyz Gang has been in an ongoing feud with the Tiny Raskal Gang.

Ho is also named in a second shooting on July 22, 2012, in which he “popped up through the sunroof of a car he was riding in, pointed a gun and shot at the victims,” according to court documents.

Documents said Ho chased the victims down and shot one man in the back. Bullets also pierced two houses near Beacon Avenue South.

The trial for that shooting starts later this week.

The reason the July 5 case is just now coming to court is the state had to analyze bullet casings and fingerprints that court documents say matched a gun found in a car used by Ho and his friends.

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