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Police seek shooters who opened fire on home (San Diego, CA): Authorities are searching for two possible gang members who wounded two girls, ages 10 and 13, while they slept in their Linda Vista home. The shooting was believed to have stemmed from an earlier gang dispute, police said. "The girls were not involved in the incident, but a friend or relative may have been," an officer said. "It's believed that the girls were not the intended targets." No arrests have been made.
Source: City News Service    Date: September 30, 2003

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West County shootings may be related (West County, CA): A series of retaliatory shootings between rival neighborhood factions left two dead and at least two injured in West County, police said. Police believe the shootings are gang related, but details have been scarce.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: September 30, 2003

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Taft shooting suspects face multiple counts (Woodland Hills, CA): Two gang suspects may face life sentences if they are convicted for the September 9 drive-by shooting near Taft High School in which three students were wounded. Both 20-year-old men are charged with four counts each of attempted premeditated murder and one count each of aggravated mayhem causing great bodily injury.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: September 30, 2003

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Drive-by shooting into home kills infant and wounds father (San Francisco, CA): A drive-by shooting in a San Francisco neighborhood left a two-month-old boy dead and his father in serious condition, police said. "The father was letting someone out of the house when the shooting began. The father runs back to the house, shuts the door, and a bullet went through the front door and ricocheted off what we believe was a wall and hit the baby," a police spokesman said. The motive of the shooting was unknown.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 30, 2003

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Shots fired during teen confrontation (San Diego, CA): Police say that a confrontation among teens armed with guns and baseball bats may have been gang-related. The tussle began when two boys, ages 14 and 16, got into an argument with two other teens, police said. Shots were fired during the incident, but no one was injured. No arrests have been made.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 30, 2003

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Three more arrested in Mission Bay Park killing (San Diego, CA): Police have arrested three more gang members in connection with a shooting on Father's Day in Mission Bay Park, bringing the total number to nine people arrested in the slaying. The three men, ages 18, 20, and 27, were booked on suspicion of murdering a 23-year-old man in what police say was a confrontation between rival gangs. Police say more arrests are expected as 20 or so gang members were fighting before the shooting took place.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 30, 2003

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Teen dies in cyberbrawl (Brooklyn, NY): A brawl that broke out at Y&Z Computer, an Internet cafe in Sunset Park, left a 16-year-boy dead and two other boys, ages 15 and 16, wounded, police said. Two boys were in the cafe when five attackers came in and ambushed them. The two retaliated with knives, and the fight moved outside. One victim died from a stab wound, and the other two victims suffered non-life-threatening wounds. It is unclear if the attack was gang related.
Source: Daily News    Date: September 30, 2003

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Gang summits work to bring peace to streets (Indianapolis, IN): Community activists are working with law enforcement officials to set up a series of meetings between rival Indianapolis street gangs in hopes of reducing violence in the city. At the first meeting, about 65 gang members met with activists and high-ranking law enforcement officials to discuss feuds between gangs on the Eastside and Westside. Currently, the largest three gangs in Indianapolis are the Black Gangsta Disciples, the Vice Lords, and the Latin Kings, police and community leaders say. In addition, authorities are having to deal with groups called "crews," which are often part of gangs but sometimes independent. Indianapolis crews typically have around 20 to 25 members and are usually involved in drug trade, officials said. They include the 25th Street Hood Boys, the 34th Street Baby Boys, and Post Road.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: September 30, 2003

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Inmate stabbed as cell opened (Albuquerque, NM): An inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center is accused of stabbing another inmate when a corrections officer accidentally opened a jail cell. The 31-year-old man was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Corrections officials believe the attack may be gang related.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: September 30, 2003

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Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, state get federal funds (Omaha, NE): Omaha Public Schools will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and enhance the district's Smaller Learning Community Project. In addition, the U.S. Justice Department granted $225,000 to the city for its North Omaha Weed and Seed project, a program to reduce drug use, gang activity, and street violence. A $761,000 Justice Department grant will also go to the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice aimed at helping combat juvenile crime and gang activity.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: September 29, 2003

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Shootout between gangs at party sends four to hospital (Glendale, AZ): Glendale police are searching for gunmen involved in a shoot-out between rival gangs at a birthday party that left four men hospitalized. About 100 people were standing in the street when the gunfight took place, and about 100 shell casings and shotgun pellets were left at the scene. None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: September 29, 2003

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Man dies at hospital after drive-by shooting (Baltimore, MD): A 22-year-old man died at a hospital after being shot during a drive-by shooting in northwest Baltimore. The man was shot when someone in a passing car fired at least one shot. Police found him lying in a street when they arrived. No further information was available.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: September 29, 2003

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Oakland man killed in drive-by shooting (Oakland, CA): A 24-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in East Oakland, police said. No arrests have been made, and police had no motive and few leads in the shooting.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 28, 2003

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Richmond man killed in drive-by shooting (San Pablo, CA): A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in San Pablo, police said. The victim was shot by one of two men in a passing SUV. No arrests have been made.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 28, 2003

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One dead, two hurt in stabbing (Bronx, NY): A 22-year-old member of the Bloods gang and a 19-year-old man were charged in a Bronx stabbing that left a 19-year-old dead and two other men hospitalized, police said. The two assailants and an unidentified third man confronted the three victims and began to argue. A fight ensued, and the 22-year-old pulled out a knife and fatally stabbed the 19-year-old victim. The other victims, ages 24 and 35, were wounded and in stable and critical condition, respectively. The two men arrested were charged with manslaughter, weapons possession, and gang assault. Investigators are searching for the third suspect.
Source: Daily News    Date: September 28, 2003

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Fight doomed honor student (New York, NY): An 18-year-old male was fatally shot during a fight between rival gangs over a girl, police said. The victim was walking with two or three friends when he stopped to talk with a street vendor. The fight began between the two groups, some of whom may be members of the Bloods street gang. At some point, shots were fired and the victim was hit as he ran away. No arrests have been made.
Source: New York Post    Date: September 28, 2003

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Fight may have involved gang activity (Dover Township, NJ): Three men, ages 20, 24, and 27, were stabbed during a possible gang-related fight outside the Park Ridge Apartments, police said. Seven men, ages ranging between 18 and 21, and the 27-year-old victim were arrested and charged with aggravated assault. None of the men were seriously injured.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: September 27, 2003

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Drug bust nets potent marijuana (Orange County, FL): A nationwide search for members of a violent New York gang netted more than $20,000 of high-grade marijuana and two fugitives in Central Florida. The two 24-year-old men have been on the run from federal authorities since July, when arrest warrants were issued for racketeering charges against them and 24 other members of the Boot Camp street gang. Boot Camp members have been linked to the stabbing of five Syracuse University football players, as well as drug dealing and several slayings. Recently the gang expanded to Ohio, where members sold Canadian marijuana called "Quebec Gold" for about $30 a gram.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: September 27, 2003

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Police link shoot-out death to new gang (Hunterdon County, NJ): A 22-year-old man from Hunterdon County who was fatally shot by a Warren County police officer less than four months ago was a member of the Lebanon Borough Crew (LBC). This group has not been officially classified as a gang by state authorities who follow a set of criteria, including the number of members, acts of committing crimes together, and using common symbols and indicators. State police have been investigating LBC's activities and other members since May, but it was not until recently at a violence awareness seminar called "Challenges Our Youth Face" that others became aware of the potential gang. Hunterdon's gang activity mirrors a statewide trend of gangs spreading from urban cities to rural and suburban communities, marking their territory in such neighboring counties as Somerset, Union, and Middlesex. According to state police, there are more than 10,000 gang members in New Jersey.
Source: Courier News    Date: September 26, 2003

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142 arrested in two-year sting (Hempstead, Roosevelt, and Long Beach, NY): A two-year sting operation by local law enforcement aimed at combating gang activity in Hempstead, Roosevelt, and Long Beach yielded the arrest of 142 people, including 32 alleged gang members. The agencies, which included Nassau police and prosecutors and Long Beach police, targeted drug activity in those areas and gang members who sold drugs and committed crimes there.
Source: Newsday    Date: September 26, 2003

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