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Boy sought in shooting (Newhall, CA): Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that left a man wounded in Newhall Park. Police detained one person, but a 14-year-old, who police believe to be the triggerman, remained at large.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 16, 2003
Two Palatine residents charged after shooting near apartments (Palatine, IL): Two men, ages 17 and 20, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault in connection with a shooting outside an apartment building. One of the two suspects allegedly opened fire at a passing car in which police believe rival gang members were riding. Although the other suspect did not fire any shots, he is being charged for his participation in the crime. The two fled to their apartment shortly after the shooting, but police were able to locate them. After refusing to leave their apartment, police broke in and found the two men along with a small-caliber semi-automatic handgun which is believed to have been used in the shooting. No one was injured during the shooting, nor was any property damaged, police said.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 15, 2003
Drive-by shooting kills one (Maywood, IL): A 38-year-old man was fatally shot and a teenager was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Maywood, police said. Witnesses told police that the man and others had parked a car and were beginning to get out of the vehicle when a car occupied by several men pulled up and fired gunshots. No arrests have been made.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 15, 2003
Authorities seek two men in shooting (Goshen, CA): Investigators are looking for two men in connection with a drive-by shooting of a 20-year-old Goshen man. The victim was outside his residence when two males drove up and shot him multiple times. He was listed in good condition.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 15, 2003
Long indictment targets members of street gang (Las Vegas, NV): A street gang that has long terrorized a local neighborhood was dealt a major blow with the unsealing of a racketeering indictment charging its members with five murders and numerous other crimes. The federal indictment charges 21 men with belonging to the Rolling 60s Crips, a gang that used violence and extortion to eliminate turf rivals and create fear among citizens to achieve its chief aim, trafficking crack cocaine in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas. Authorities said the indictment was a culmination of an ongoing two-year probe. When a federal grand jury returned the lengthy indictment, nine of the defendants were already jailed on unrelated state or federal charges. Seven of the men charged are identified in the indictment as the Rolling 60s' "O.G.s" or "Original Gangstas," the leaders of the gang, with the rest identified as "Y.G.s" or "Young Gangstas." Five more were arrested and authorities are still trying to locate and take the other seven into custody. Although the indictment accuses the men primarily of trafficking in crack cocaine, it alleges the Rolling 60s also sold PCP, marijuana, and guns. The indictment also charges some members with armed robberies, attempted murders, arson, and the transportation of a Las Vegas girl to Salt Lake City for prostitution.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: August 15, 2003
Three teens held in street slaying (Westminster, CA): Three teenagers have been arrested in the death of a 13-year-old Westminster boy during a car-to-car shooting that also wounded his brother and another relative. The victim and his family were in a car when people in two other cars fired shots at them. Police stopped one of the cars and arrested three suspects on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. Police report there are more suspects and that the investigation is ongoing. There is a possibility that the crime is gang-related.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 14, 2003
Inmates receive minor injuries during fight at Harris County Jail (Harris County, TX): Eleven inmates received minor injuries after a fight broke out among them in a cell block at the Harris County Jail. Eight of the inmates were treated at a jail clinic while three others were taken to a local hospital. No deputies were injured and no weapons were used by the inmates. Authorities are still investigating what caused the fight, but say it could be gang-related. Investigation of the incident is ongoing.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: August 14, 2003
Juvenile killed (Boyle Heights, CA): A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot while walking with friends in Boyle Heights. Two cars pulled up, several suspects got out, and one of the drivers fired several shots at the boy, police said. The shooting was believed to be gang related, but no weapons were recovered and no suspects are in custody.
Source: City News Service Date: August 14, 2003
Shooting suspects sought (Terra Bella, CA): Deputies are looking for two men who wounded a 21-year-old man in a drive-by shooting in Terra Bella. The pedestrian was confronted by two men and two women in a car. A male passenger asked the man whether he belonged to a gang before firing a shotgun, striking him several times. The man was in stable condition. No arrests have been made.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 13, 2003
Girl shot in drive-by shooting (Fort Pierce, FL): A 15-year-old Fort Pierce girl was shot during a drive-by shooting, police said. Police believe the girl may have accidentally got in the way of a drive-by shooting in the area. Her wound was not considered life-threatening.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: August 13, 2003
Man found dead after apparent drive-by shooting (Seattle, WA): Two people were killed and three others wounded in three separate shootings in Seattle. In the first incident, a man in his late 20s was found dead in his car in the Lake City neighborhood. Police do not believe it was a random shooting, citing "a number of leads to go on," though no arrests have been made. The second fatal shooting occurred just north of the Green Lake neighborhood. According to police, two brothers, ages 23 and 26, were standing on a street corner as a car with two men inside pulled alongside. The two men in the car accused the two brothers of stealing a car stereo the night before. The driver then stepped out of the vehicle, retrieved a gun from the trunk, and fatally shot the 26-year-old brother. The other brother was not injured. The driver was arrested on suspicion of homicide, while the passenger was booked on a warrant on unrelated charges. The third incident, a drive-by shooting in South Seattle, injured three people. A 19-year-old woman and her two passengers were traveling when the driver thought she recognized the vehicle behind her, police said. As the woman's car slowed down, two to three people in the car behind her opened fire, wounding the driver and her passengers. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening. Police say they have few leads in the incident.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: August 13, 2003
Four teens charged in fight among hundreds of youths (Rockford, IL): At the Getaway in Blackhawk Park in Rockford, three 15-year-old boys and one 14-year-old boy were charged with reckless conduct stemming from a melee involving hundreds of teens. More than 40 officers from different agencies were needed to quell the disturbance. According to police reports, members of the crowd shouted street gang affiliations and swore at police officers as they arrived.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: August 13, 2003
Man sitting on porch is killed in drive-by attack (St. Louis, MO): Police are searching for suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 20-year-old man. The man was sitting on the porch with a friend in the Greater Ville neighborhood when a car stopped in front of his house. A man got out of the passenger side and fired several shots at the victim. The friend was not wounded. Homicide detectives said they had no motive and no strong leads in the killing.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: August 13, 2003
Another stray gunshot - another young victim (Baltimore, MD): An 11-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Northeast Baltimore, police said. The boy was playing football with his brother and friends in front of an apartment complex when a car drove up slowly and bullets flew out of the passenger window. Police said the boys did not appear to be the intended targets of the shooting. Police have no suspect in custody.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: August 12, 2003
Drive-by shooting (Vancouver, WA): In downtown Vancouver, police are seeking a gunman who opened fire at people during a random shooting. A witness heard men yelling at other men when several shots rang out. No one was wounded.
Source: The Columbian Date: August 12, 2003
Woman wounded in leg (Buffalo, NY): A 20-year-old woman was wounded during a drive-by shooting at her home, police said. Officers say that the victim was outside her home when an unknown person drove by in a car and fired one round at her. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 12, 2003
Police arrest three men in drive-by shooting (Sumter, GA): Authorities arrested three men in connection with a drive-by shooting in which a 19-year-old man was killed, police said. The victim was shot at least four times as bullets went through his mobile home. A 24-year-old was charged with murder and the other two, ages 23 and 21, were charged with accessory to murder.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: August 12, 2003
Budget cuts threaten gang injunctions (Los Angeles, CA): Budget cuts in Southern California have caused the District Attorney's (D.A.) Office to evaluate its position on assembling gang injunctions. The head deputy of the D.A.'s office feels that a gang injunction is only one way to tackle gangs. The Los Angeles County Sheriff feels differently about the effectiveness of injunctions, saying that in Norwalk and Lennox, gang injunctions have been very useful in setting the tone in each neighborhood. The head deputy at the D.A.'s office said, "I want to just see what the cost analysis of it is. If it's worth it, as far as I'm concerned, I would go into my discretionary money if I thought it would make a difference."
Source: Copley News Service Date: August 12, 2003
Suspect in gang dust-up turns self in (Great Falls, MT): A 19-year-old man who pointed a gun at a rival gang member in the Holiday Village mall parking lot turned himself in to police. The man jumped out of the passenger seat of car and held a gun to the head of the driver in another vehicle. The incident is believed to be the result of two teenage groups having a long-standing feud. Police say the man was charged with assault with a weapon and not attempted, deliberate homicide, because he was using a BB or pellet gun that looked like a semiautomatic handgun.
Source: Great Falls Tribune Date: August 12, 2003
Two Burbank teenagers charged in drive-by slaying of 18-year-old (Stickney Township, IL): Two teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were arrested and charged with the murder of an 18-year-old during an alleged gang-related drive-by shooting on August 4. Police believe that the 17-year-old fired the shots as the 16-year-old drove past the victim's house.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 12, 2003
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