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Shooting victim's condition serious (Binghamton, NY): In Binghamton, a 23-year-old man was in serious condition after being shot in the parking lot at the Carousel Inn. The victim was approached by someone who asked him a question and then shot him as he was walking away, police said. Police were given a description of the suspect. Investigation is continuing.
Source: Press and Sun-Bulletin Date: August 5, 2003
Seven wounded in Southeast in drive-by attack (Washington, DC): Seven people were wounded during a drive-by shooting in far Southeast Washington, authorities said. It was unclear how many shots were fired, but one police officer said he counted almost four dozen shell casings from ammunition that is fired from assault rifles. Police have not determined a motive for the attack, but speculate that it may have stemmed from conflict between rival groups in the Garfield and Congress Heights areas. None of the victims, all believed to be young men in their teens or twenties, suffered life-threatening wounds.
Source: The Washington Post Date: August 5, 2003
Gang link is alleged in Stickney Township slaying (Stickney Township, IL): An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in what appeared to be a gang-related attack, officials said. The man was talking with friends on the deck of a house in Stickney Township when two men in a car swerved toward the corner house on the street. One of the men opened fire, hitting the victim. Cook County sheriff's police said they were investigating the incident and had not ruled out gang warfare as a motive since the area, known as Nottingham Park, recently had gang-related violence. They said they had no suspects.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 5, 2003
Chicago man charged in Cicero slaying (Cook County, IL): A Chicago man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the gang-related slaying of a Cicero man on June 27. The man was taken into custody in Kentucky after law enforcement officials used phone records and money-wire transfer records to track him down at a bus station. The U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, and Chicago police assisted in the investigation leading to his arrest. A grand jury is expected to hear testimony from detectives investigating the case.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 5, 2003
Anti-gang program set to get $626,000 (Los Angeles, CA): City officials are recommending that the Central Recovery and Development Project (CRDP), a South Los Angeles gang intervention program, receive $626,000 in funding for the 2003-04 fiscal year. Although recent scores show that the CRDP is among the lowest in its effectiveness, officials with the Community Development Department say that the scores should not be used to determine whether they receive more money. CRDP merits another year of funding because it has years of experience working in South Los Angeles, providing such activities as midnight basketball and anti-violence marches, an official said.
Source: Copley News Service Date: August 5, 2003
Motorist killed (Compton, CA): Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old boy for his alleged involvement in a shooting that killed a 22-year-old woman in Compton. The woman, along with two male passengers, was driving when an SUV pulled in front of her and forced her to stop. Two armed men got out, approached the victim's car, and fired several shots. The gunmen then got back into the SUV, which was occupied by two other men, and sped off, police said. The teen was arrested after investigators found a vehicle abandoned near the crime scene that matched the description of the SUV used in the shooting. The attack was believed to be gang-related, an officer said.
Source: City News Service Date: August 5, 2003
Man facing murder charges in shooting (Indio, CA): Indio Police Department arrested and charged a 20-year-old man for fatally shooting a 16-year-old boy and critically injuring his 19-year-old friend. The man is being charged with murder and attempted murder, officials say. Police do not know if the motive was gang-related or not. Investigation is continuing.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: August 5, 2003
Man killed in apparent drive-by shooting (Salinas, CA): Authorities are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that left a Salinas man dead in his car. Passengers in the victim's car were not injured. The motive for the shooting is unknown, and law enforcement officials have not released information on possible suspects or suspect vehicles.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 4, 2003
Border war cited in shooting (Berkeley, CA): A drive-by shooting in South Berkeley could have been the latest incident in a "border war" between rival groups along the Berkeley/Oakland border, authorities said. Two pedestrians were fired at from someone in a passing car, but no one was hit. The area has been the scene of what police say is a feud between two violent groups, who have committed a string of both daytime and nighttime shootings and at least two murders. Police have no information on the suspects or the vehicle.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: August 4, 2003
Shooting hurts two in Alpaugh (Alpaugh, CA): Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that wounded two people, ages 23 and 22. The two were sitting in front of a house when someone in a SUV pulled up, asked about gang affiliation, and then opened fire. Neither suffered any life-threatening wounds.
Source: Tulare Advance-Register Date: August 4, 2003
Police investigate shootings (Oklahoma City and Bethany, OK): Police in Oklahoma City and Bethany are investigating separate shootings involving three victims. The first shooting, which involved two men in southwest Oklahoma City, had no indications of being gang-related. The second shooting was gang-related, according to witnesses. A man was playing basketball at Garrison Park when a vehicle pulled up and a man got out and fired several rounds into the pavement around the basketball player. A bullet fragment ricocheted off the pavement and hit the man. Police have made no arrests and have no leads on the suspect.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 4, 2003
Card player shot in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): Police are seeking the suspect that shot a 22-year-old man as he was playing cards outside with several people. According to authorities, four shots were fired, but they are unsure if the shooting was gang-related or if the man was the intended target. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.
Source: The Record Date: August 4, 2003
More officers assigned to city police gang unit (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police have increased the number of gang investigators and made plans to teach Oklahoma County sheriff's deputies and jailers more about the area's gang problems. Six officers have been temporarily assigned to the gang unit's street enforcement team and a vacant slot was filled on the gang intelligence team. The intelligence team acts as the investigative branch of the gang unit by gathering information for the district attorney to file charges on gang arrests made by the street team and investigating all gang-related violent crimes except homicides.
Source: The Daily Oklahoman Date: August 3, 2003
Drive-by shooting claims life of Chesapeake man (Newport News, VA): A 25-year-old man was shot and killed inside a Stuart Gardens apartment in an apparent drive-by attack. Police say that a car stopped in a yard close to the victim's apartment, and a gunman aimed and shot at the victim's shadow through a window. Detectives were investigating several leads, but had not identified a suspect or suspects.
Source: Daily Press Date: August 2, 2003
Two gang members charged in shooting of 15-year-old (Providence, RI): Police arrested two members, ages 15 and 17, of the Oriental Rascals gang after they allegedly shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy in the West End. The two suspects were on bicycles and one acted as a lookout while the other took aim, police said. The victim was shot as he stood in a driveway. Police found the alleged shooters at their homes later that night and charged both with assault with a dangerous weapon. Police did not know what prompted the shooting.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: August 2, 2003
Governor responds to cry for help (Minneapolis, MN): The Governor of Minnesota has summoned 12 state troopers to help fight the increase in gang activity in Minneapolis. In Jordan, an area in north Minneapolis, six people have recently been shot. This has prompted the move for additional help. Some of the State Patrol Team members will be in uniform and paired with Minneapolis police officers, while others will work undercover. They will focus on any area in the city with an increase in drug and gang activity. Officials said the commitment is for an indefinite period of time.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 2, 2003
Two brothers hurt in drive-by shooting (San Diego, CA): In Southcrest, two brothers were wounded in a drive-by shooting, police said. Neither suffered life-threatening wounds. No other information was available.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: August 2, 2003
Police link stabbing to gang (Charlotte, NC): A 21-year-old man who was charged in a south Charlotte killing is believed to be a member of Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13). The man stabbed and killed a 22-year-old male, according to police. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have linked at least two of July's five killings to gang members and five since April to MS-13. Fifteen members or associates of the Salvadoran MS-13 gang had been charged with murder in Mecklenburg County since April 13, when a dispute within the gang ended with gunfire and one dead in McDowell Park. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are assembling a new criminal intelligence gang unit to deter gang violence and arrest violent gang members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: August 2, 2003
Two wounded in drive-by shooting (Durham, NC): Police are investigating a possible gang-related drive-by shooting that wounded two men, ages 17 and 22. The two men were sitting on a stone wall filling out job applications when a car drove by. The car circled the block, and as it passed again, police said, two people inside the car fired several shots. Police have no suspects or a motive for the shooting.
Source: News Observer Date: August 1, 2003
Man charged in bar slaying (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse police are investigating a gang-related fight that ended in a shooting death at a local bar. According to reports, members of two rival gangs, the Brighton Brigade and Matson Avenue Boys, got into an argument over a female. The members exchanged words, then went outside to continue the fight across the street, witnesses told police. A 21-year-old male then allegedly shot and killed a 22-year-old male. The suspect was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Police are searching for the gun used in the shooting. No other arrests were reported.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: August 1, 2003
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