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Man charged in Minneapolis shootings of mother, toddler (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member is charged with shooting a mother and child while firing at a rival’s SUV last week at a south Minneapolis park.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: June 22, 2015

Charges: Gang-related shooting sends 1 to Woodbury hospital (Woodbury, MN): The self-described member of a “stain gang” that commits robberies faces felony charges in connection with a drug-related shooting in St. Paul Park. Luciano V. Nunez, 19, of Inver Grove Heights, was scheduled to appear in Washington County District Court June 17 on gang-related charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.
Source: Woodbury Bulletin    Date: June 18, 2015

New Minneapolis gang unit aims to 'disrupt and defuse' violence (Minneapolis, MN): When a gang-related shooting happens, it often doesn’t end with just one incident. A single shooting can lead to a widening web of violence and chaos. So Minneapolis police have formed a new gang unit designed to take a more sophisticated approach to the threat of retaliatory bloodshed between gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 4, 2015

Reputed St. Paul gang member convicted in 2012 murder, acquitted of first-degree murder (St. Paul, MN): Jurors on Wednesday convicted a reputed St. Paul gang member for firing the fatal shot in 2012 that killed Leonard Christian Sr., an innocent man caught in the middle of a violent gang feud.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 27, 2015

St. Paul man cut down in gang feud called out, 'Daddy, daddy, daddy' (St. Paul, MN): Sprawled across the kitchen floor, a St. Paul man called out for his father as he died in a gang-related shooting in 2012, a bullet shot through his spinal column and both of his lungs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 20, 2015

Suspect pleads guilty in 2012 gang-related St. Paul murder as trial begins for co-conspirator (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Monday to his role in a 2012 gang-related murder and agreed to testify against his co-conspirator in a trial that starts this week.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 18, 2015

St. Paul gang member sentenced for 3 drive-by shootings (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul gang member who will spend the rest of his 20s behind bars promised the court Wednesday he will come out a better man. "I'm looking to change my life," Ramone Smaller, 22, told the court. "I don't want to be on this side of the law no more."
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 13, 2015

For gang shooting at St. Paul bus stop, teen gets prison (St. Paul, MN): A 17-year-old St. Paul youth has been sentenced to seven years in prison for shooting a rival gang member at a bus stop on Rice Street in March.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 11, 2015

Six charged in gunfire skirmish at Hmong Village (St. Paul, MN): Six men are charged for participating in a fight at Hmong Village after shots were fired inside the indoor food market in January 2015. According to a criminal complaint from the Ramsey County attorney’s office: Police were summoned to Hmong Village on Jan. 20, 2015, on reports of shots fired.
Source:    Date: May 3, 2015

Judge bars St. Paul gang from Cinco de Mayo festival (St. Paul, MN): Attempted murder, drive-by shootings, aggravated assaults and robberies, rioting — all are crimes committed by members of the Hit Squad street gang since last year’s Cinco de Mayo festival. And all were enough to convince the St. Paul City Attorney’s office that gang members shouldn’t be welcome at the celebration this time around.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 1, 2015

Surge of youth violence in St. Paul prompts a show of unity (St. Paul, MN): March in St. Paul came in like a violent lion, with dozens of young people throughout the city committing assaults with guns and knives. In response, community, faith and law enforcement leaders gathered at the Hallie Q. Brown Center Wednesday to offer help to those who have felt the pull of gang and street violence. They also urged parents and young people to enjoy a safe and law-abiding summer.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 29, 2015

St. Paul seeks court ban on gang activity at Cinco de Mayo festival (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul authorities are seeking a court order to forbid gang activity at this weekend’s Cinco de Mayo festival on the city’s West Side. The city attorney’s office filed an injunction Monday against the Hit Squad gang and eight of its members, a tool the office has used since 2009 in an attempt to prevent violence at public celebrations.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 27, 2015

'Clique' gangs vex prosecutors, youth workers (St. Paul, MN): Enrique 'Chacho' Estrada glanced into the crowd, looking for the kid with the bullet in his leg. The young man had come to the prior week's meeting of Jóvenes, the anti-gang group Estrada leads on St. Paul's West Side, but he'd refused to seek help for the wound and didn't come back.
Source: MPR News    Date: April 22, 2015

Mpls. police will launch new gang unit (Minneapolis, MN): Hoping to stem retaliatory shootings this summer, the Minneapolis police department is launching a new unit solely focused on gang-related crime. Chief Janeé Harteau announced the change Wednesday during a City Council briefing about summer crime strategies. Details were sparse Wednesday, but she said the unit would consist of five officers and one sergeant
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 22, 2015

"It's all about the Crips" - West Fargo man accused in gang-related beating (Moorhead, MN): A West Fargo, N.D., man is accused in the gang-related beating of a Moorhead man just as it was being announced that a multiagency street crimes unit has been formed to fight gang activity in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Source: Grand Forks Herald    Date: April 10, 2015

Making of gang video leads to charges against 8 (St. Paul, MN): A feud in which rival St. Paul gang members taunted each other through amateur rap videos resulted in criminal charges against eight people Friday, after they were caught allegedly waving a gun on the city's West Side.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 27, 2015

Man sentenced to 28-plus years in Target Field double shooting (Minneapolis, MN): A man who authorities say shot two men outside Target Field last spring in a retaliatory gang shooting was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison on Thursday, authorities said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: March 26, 2015

7 gang members charged in St. Paul skyway, rail platform assaults (St. Paul, MN): A group of St. Paul gang members has initiated several assaults in downtown since January, sometimes targeting people with no gang ties, according to recent criminal charges.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 23, 2015

Court records reveal spiral of Mpls. gang feuds, guns, death (Minneapolis, MN): For nearly a decade, members of four rival gangs based in north Minneapolis have shot at each other in a feud that has left nearly half a dozen dead and several others wounded. Members of YNT — which stands for Young and Thuggin — and their allies, the Taliban, are in a bloody feud with members of the 1-9 Block Dipset and their allies, the Stick Up Boys.
Source: MPR News    Date: March 17, 2015

St. Paul teen charged in gang-related shooting near Capitol (St. Paul, MN): A 17-year-old has been charged with second-degree attempted murder in a shooting that wounded a man March 4 on Rice Street in St. Paul. Davyon Omar Williams, 17, of St. Paul was charged Wednesday in Ramsey County Juvenile Court by a petition that said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 11, 2015

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