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East Orange County shooting victim had links to Chicago street gang (Orlando, FL): A 24-year-old man who was gunned down in east Orange County late Monday has links to a Chicago gang. Although the victim claimed membership in the Spanish Cobras street gang, a group tied to the Chicago-based Folk Nation criminal organization, detectives do not think the shooting was gang-related.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 17, 2013

Teen gun violence a growing problem, some say (Orange County, FL): Teenagers have been behind and in front of the barrel of guns fired in some of the most violent crimes in Orange County recently. Ten people have suffered gunshot wounds to their face, neck, abdomen and rear end in a spate of gun violence in the last two months that has made local leaders uneasy about what they say is a growing problem: street gangs.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 14, 2013

High Springs man located after Tuesday shooting (Gainesville, FL): A High Springs man sought by police on suspicion of a gang-related shooting another man in the leg Tuesday turned himself in Wednesday and was arrested on an attempted murder charge.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: December 11, 2013

One arrested after shots fired in Lakeland gang incident; police seek two others (Lakeland, FL): An altercation between the occupants of two cars in the wee hours of Monday morning escalated to gunshots fired when one man reportedly made gang hand signals.
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 10, 2013

Gang activity linked to shooting of teen girl in Pine Hills (Orange County, FL): The drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old girl by two brothers and two alleged accomplices on Sunday in Pine Hills was far from a random act, a report released Tuesday shows.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 10, 2013

West Orange High shooter a 'documented gang member,' cops say (Orange County, FL): The 17-year-old West Orange High School student accused of shooting a fellow student on campus this week is a "documented gang member," the Orange County Sheriff's Office said on Friday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 6, 2013

Driver won't face trial in drive-by shooting death of Lakeland teen (Bartow, FL): Murder charges will not be filed against an 18-year-old whom Lakeland police had accused of taking part in a drive-by shooting that killed 16-year-old Ricky Wright Jr.
Source: The Ledger    Date: November 26, 2013

Police have suspect in Daytona Beach Peabody Auditorium rooftop killing (Daytona Beach, FL): Months before police said he beat a man to death and left the victim bleeding and naked atop the Peabody Auditorium, self-styled rapper Jeremy Maruska sang about murder and burying a body in the dirt.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: November 26, 2013

40-year gang member sentence spurs Bradenton police alert (Bradenton, FL): After a known Bradenton gang member was sentenced to 40 years in state prison Monday, the Bradenton Police Department went on alert, with patrols asked to keep an eye out for any gang violence.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: November 25, 2013

Gang members arrested and ejected from fair (Tallahassee, FL): Sergeant Grady Jordan with the Leon County Sheriff's Office tracks gangs. He said LCSO used to provide security for the fair and knew who gang members were. "Yes, there are gangs in Tallahassee," he said. "We identified certain gang members that were there at certain times, but we never had issues."
Source: WCTV News    Date: November 19, 2013

200 come out to discuss ending Lakeland gang violence at community meeting (Lakeland, FL): Ricky Wright Sr. has firsthand experience with Lakeland's gang violence. His son, 16-year-old Ricky Wright Jr., was shot to death last month during a drive-by shooting, which police say was a result of previous altercations between two gangs — the Ratchet Boys and the Hood Boys.
Source: The Ledger    Date: November 18, 2013

Gangs remain concern for law enforcement (Gainesville, FL): Gang violence is escalating in Gainesville. That was the message delivered by law enforcement officers from the Gainesville Police Department and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, who discussed the issue during the November meeting of the Black on Black Crime Task Force.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: November 13, 2013

Investigator: Gangs are a problem everywhere, including Volusia County (Volusia County, FL): Street gangs are a nationwide problem, and Volusia County is not immune, according to Daniel Shivers, a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office investigator and gang expert. "SUR 13 is one of the most dangerous gangs in America, and it’s now here in Volusia County," Shivers said during a presentation at the Volusia County of Governments Oct. 28.
Source: The West Volusia Beacon    Date: November 6, 2013

Lakeland community meeting to look at gang violence (Lakeland, FL): The city of Lakeland is asking the community to come together to put a stop to gang violence. With a recent rash of gang-related shootings, the Lakeland Police Department and city officials are holding a meeting to get the community's input on how to curb the problem.
Source: The Ledger    Date: November 6, 2013

Gangs continue to grow, cause problems in central Florida (Orlando, FL): Right now, there are more gangs in Florida than ever before, with nearly 400 in central Florida alone, according to the latest state study.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: November 5, 2013

Former gang member to receive national award for work at High Point YMCA (Largo, FL): When Karen Royster, formerly an executive with a Milwaukee housing agency, met George Garcia, she knew he was a troubled youth. "But early on, I knew that George wanted a better life,'' she said.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: November 1, 2013

Suspected gang member will be deported again after kids' pony ride pics on Facebook smoke him out (West Palm Beach, FL): A suspected member of a ruthless criminal gang will be deported — again — after he snuck back into the U.S. and got caught because he posted photos of himself online running pony rides and bounce houses for South Florida kids' parties.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 30, 2013

Belle Glade area leaders hold crime-fighting strategy session (Belle Glade, FL): A crime-fighting strategy session was held in Palm Beach County Monday evening, days after a much-anticipated high school football game was called off in Belle Glade because of the threat of gang violence.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: October 28, 2013

Miami Gardens shooting leaves four hospitalized (Miami Gardens, FL): Four men were reportedly shot and hospitalized following a shooting Saturday in Miami Gardens. Residents blame much of the violence on local gangs, noting that at least 14 known gangs of mostly preteen and teenage kids are terrorizing the community.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 27, 2013

Gang violence prompts cancellation of Glades Central football game (Belle Glade, FL): High school football Friday night at Glades Central in Belle Glade was canceled. The school district says school police and the sheriff's office made a joint decision to cancel the game due to concerns about possible violence.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: October 25, 2013

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