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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Hyde Park shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 20-year-old man was wounded during a possible gang-related drive-by shooting, police said. The man was riding his bicycle when the shots were fired. Police said he was taken to a hospital where he is reportedly in good condition. Information on the suspect was unavailable.
Source: City News Service Date: June 16, 2003
Drive-by shooting wounds three (Buffalo, NY): Three men were wounded during a drive-by shooting that occurred in the Northeast District, police said. The men were sitting inside a vehicle in front of a home when another vehicle pulled up and the driver fired about six shots. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 16, 2003
Four men charged with gang assault (Lackawanna, NY): Police have arrested and charged four men, ages 19, 23, and two 24-year-olds, with first-degree gang assault for beating and kicking a 22-year-old man outside a restaurant. Police said that at least one of the assailants knew the victim. The victim was treated at an area medical center and released.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 16, 2003
A GREAT program to stop gang violence (New Jersey): New Jersey will become the first state in the nation to team up with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to train police to teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program. The program teaches kids about conflict resolution and decision-making.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: June 16, 2003
Three people shot in drive-by shootings (York, PA): In York, three people were shot in separate drive-by shootings, according to reports. A 28-year-old male died from his wounds. A 23-year-old male suffered upper body wounds, and another male, age 19, suffered leg wounds. No other information was available.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 16, 2003
The changing face of gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): Resources for fighting Corpus Christi gangs are being cut, and authorities fear that gang-fighting efforts may suffer. "We have two major corridors for drugs through this county and, without the task force, the dopers will win," said a sheriff. "It clearly gives gang leaders an open rein for dealing drugs." In addition to the Tri-County Task Force, budget cuts will also affect the Community Supervision and Corrections Department's Adult Probation unit and the Spotlight Officers who work in a follow-up program to check the spread of gangs. The probation department's loss of funds will not allow them to keep track of known gang members, officials said.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: June 16, 2003
Boy in serious condition after gang-related stabbing at park (Reno, NV): A boy was stabbed several times during a gang-related fight at Wingfield Park, Reno police said. Two rival gangs cruising downtown Reno got into a verbal fight, which then proceeded into the parking lot of the park where they fought with rocks, bats, and a knife. Police believe the suspects are two males both in their teens.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: June 15, 2003
Police unit created to combat gangs' growth (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are assigning three officers to work exclusively on Charlotte's growing gang problems. The gang shooting that took place nine weeks ago in a Mecklenburg park, leaving four men injured and one dead, was not the only reason for this decision. Neither was the fact that 14 members of the same gang have been charged since April in four killings. Instead, it was a culmination of events that eventually led authorities to start a gang unit. The new unit will collect information about Charlotte-Mecklenburg gangs, work to keep young people from joining gangs, and go after violent members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: June 14, 2003
City teen faces murder charge (Oklahoma City, OK): A 16-year-old boy was charged with second-degree murder after being accused of killing a 22-year-old male in an apparent gang shooting. The shooting was a result of an altercation in which the victim assaulted another man, court records show.
Source: Daily Oklahoman Date: June 13, 2003
Gang clash led to Lost Lake gunfire (Fresno, CA): Two alleged male gang members, ages 18 and 19, will appear in court on June 27 to stand trial for the slaying of an 18-year-old male. The victim, who was not a member of any gang, was fatally shot when he went to Lost Lake Park to go fishing with friends on April 18.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 13, 2003
Two shot in drive-by attack (Rochester, NY): A man and woman were shot in a drive-by shooting in Rochester, according to police reports. The woman was sitting on the porch of a home, and the man was standing in front of the home when a car drove by and opened fire. Neither victim suffered life-threatening wounds.
Source: Democrat and Chronicle Date: June 13, 2003
$375,000 bail for youth in soccer field shooting (Chicago, IL): A 15-year-old boy was held on $375,000 bail for wounding a 10-year-old boy in an alleged gang-related shooting. The 10-year-old fell victim to crossfire intended for rival gang members while playing soccer near Dominguez Elementary School.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 13, 2003
Brockton student eyed in gas station killing (Brockton, MA): A 35-year-old male was fatally shot while working at a gas station convenience store in Brockton. Police are looking for a Brockton High School student in connection with the shooting. School officials say the student may have gang-related ties.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 13, 2003
Authorities discover burning body (Tucson, AZ): Police are investigating a possible gang-related incident in which a body was found burning under a mattress in a desert area near the Tucson International Airport. Three men and a teenage boy are being held and questioned by the police. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: June 13, 2003
Teen wounded in drive-by attack (Carpentersville, IL): A drive-by shooting in Carpentersville wounded a 16-year-old boy as he was walking down the street, police reported. A male known to the victim leaned out of a passing car and fired at least one shot at the teen. Police say that the shooting may have been gang-related. No suspects were in custody.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 12, 2003
Shotgun victim, 18, dies of his wounds (Lake View Terrace, CA): A drive-by shooting in Lake View Terrace left an 18-year-old dead and a 16-year-old in critical condition, police said. The pedestrians were shot when a group of Latinos pulled up alongside them in a car, and one of the occupants pulled out a shotgun and opened fire. Police believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: Daily News Date: June 12, 2003
Market shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting outside the Family Farms Market that fatally wounded a man in his 20s. According to reports, a gunman shot the man at the front door, and then ran through the parking lot. Police are looking for three suspects.
Source: City News Service Date: June 12, 2003
Gang arrests (Buena Park, CA): Buena Park police arrested five people in connection with two gang-related shootings in April. In the first shooting, a gunman on a bicycle sprayed bullets into a home, but no one was wounded. In the second shooting, another gunman opened fire in retaliation to the first shooting. A five-year-old boy was inadvertently wounded, police said.
Source: City News Service Date: June 12, 2003
Gangs targeted (Costa Mesa, CA): In Costa Mesa, police searched ten homes in response to two gang-related shootings, a stabbing, and three graffiti incidents. Three guns were confiscated, and three juveniles and an 18-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of violating probation or not cooperating with officers.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 12, 2003
Two men shot in drive-by shooting (Riviera Beach, FL): In Riviera Beach, two men in their 20s and 30s were wounded during a drive-by shooting, police said. Both men were in serious condition. Police have a description of the suspects' vehicle, and the investigation is continuing.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: June 11, 2003
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