My story is a thriller where the police want to bust a gang, and it leads to a big shootout, in the gang's attempt to defend themselves and get away which leads to hostage situations that end in tragedy. Now in my story, the police have to go to about a dozen different locations at least, to arrest members at each one, thus not giving the gang time to call ahead and warn the others. But I am having trouble envisioning how I can cut back and forth constantly between a dozen different shootouts and make it good, without there being too much going on for the reader to possibly follow, as oppose to the entire shootout taking place at one location? What do you think? Is there a way I can approach it where I can make it work better? I feel like the cutting back and forth can get in the away of the suspense, since I am constantly cutting away from each one, perhaps, and then you have to put them each on hold, till you come back to them all. What do you think?