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Police say gang member living in former county commissioner's home faces charges for two shootings (Palm Beach, FL): One of the five gang members arrested two weeks ago for involvement in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges again in connection to a shooting at a Palm Springs nightclub.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 28, 2014

Some Palm Coast burglaries may have gang ties (Palm Coast, FL): At least some recent Palm Coast burglaries may be the work of suspected gang members, authorities said Monday. Three men, all 20 or younger, and a juvenile arrested Sunday and charged with burglary are being linked to the "Grove Street" gang, according to Flagler sheriff's deputy Dennis Lashbrook.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: January 27, 2014

West Palm Beach police make five arrests in 'gang-related' shooting (West Palm Beach, FL): West Palm Beach police call it a 'massive response' to alleged gang-related crime in the city. Five men have been arrested as of Friday evening in connection with the shooting of 12 year old boy on Sunday morning.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: January 17, 2014

Does 11-year-old's hairdo look gang-related to you? School officials thought so — and one took care of it himself (Lehigh Acres, FL): 11-year-old Danny Valdes was about to get a treat that a young man remembers for the rest of his life. Watching his favorite basketball team play an NBA game, in person, for the very first time.
Source: The Blaze    Date: January 15, 2014

Teen suspects from gang drive-by shooting charged as adults (Orlando, FL): Three 16-year-old boys are being charged as adults in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Dec. 8 in Pine Hills, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 8, 2014

Lakeland Commissioner Phillip Walker: Gangs are city's top issue (Lakeland, FL): The No.1 priority for City Commissioner Phillip Walker — and it should be for the entire commission, he said — is curbing youth gang violence.
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 23, 2013

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

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