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Shotgun blast into home injures 11-year-old girl (Milwaukee, WI): An 11-year-old Hmong girl was hit in the shoulder and hand by a shotgun blast early Friday morning as she huddled with her sister on the family's living room floor and the gunman stalked the front of the home. Police and the girl's 15-year-old sister said the shooting was gang-related.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 14, 2004

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Chief renews effort to fight drugs, gangs (Dallas, TX): Police Chief David Kunkle and some of his newly promoted commanders shared some of their latest strategies to target solicitation, gangs and drugs with Mayor Laura Miller at their first weekly crime meeting.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 13, 2004

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Killing at N.Va. party may be tied to gang (Manassas, VA): A 22-year-old Manassas Park man was fatally shot at a party Wednesday night in a slaying that appears to be linked to Northern Virginia's most dominant street gang, MS-13, police said yesterday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 13, 2004

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Family shot, wounded in parking lot (Salinas, CA): A family of three was getting ready to head home when they were shot and wounded in a Salinas apartment parking lot on Wednesday, police reported. Rudy Zaragoza, 31, and his wife, Carmela Zaragoza, 25, were sitting in the parking lot at 817 Elkington St. around 1:50 a.m. when they were struck by bullets.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 12, 2004

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Police say gang killings decreasing (San Francisco, CA): The rate of homicides in San Francisco has begun to drop, with no gang-related slayings in The City since June, the Police Commission heard Wednesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: August 12, 2004

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Winning life's early rounds (Washington, DC): Daniel Hernandez says he has no time for the Little Crazies. The 16-year-old knows members of the Little Crazies, one of the Latino gangs that haunt Columbia Heights. But Hernandez has other ways to keep himself entertained.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 12, 2004

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Va. man guilty of gang activity (Fairfax County, VA): There was no plan for the two Latino street gangs to face off in a hotel parking lot in Fairfax County early one Sunday in April. They simply bumped into each other while holding separate parties, sparks flew and then fists.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 12, 2004

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Suspect charged in officer's death (Compton, CA): A 19-year-old alleged gang member was charged Thursday with capital murder for the shooting death Tuesday of an off-duty county police captain, who was gunned down while on a pre-dawn bike ride.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: August 12, 2004

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Dallas merchandize popular at summer camp despite gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Dallas Cowboys souvenir T-shirts, helmets and ballcaps are flying off the shelves during the football team's summer camp despite a gang injunction that prohibits some residents from wearing anything with the Cowboys logo.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 11, 2004

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Police try to prevent Lincoln Courts gangs (San Antonio, TX) : Seventeen people police have identified as gang members may not know it yet, but just hanging out with each other in and around Lincoln Courts could get them arrested.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 11, 2004

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Surge in Minneapolis slayings blamed on gangs (Minneapolis, MN): Slayings on Minneapolis' North Side have doubled since this time last year and authorities are pointing fingers at gang feuds where specific victims have been targeted. Of the 14 homicides in the Fourth Precinct so far this year, more than half appear to have a gang connection as a motive, police Capt. Rich Stanek said Tuesday.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 11, 2004

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Child killed, 2 teens injured in drive-by shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): A 9-year-old boy is dead, two teenagers are wounded and three people are in custody following what Oklahoma City police are calling a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Associated Press - KOCO 5 News    Date: August 11, 2004

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Man fatally shot in his car after stopping at a Santa Ana intersection (Santa Ana, CA): A man was shot to death in his car Tuesday in a Santa Ana intersection in what police described as a gang-related attack. Neither the victim's name nor his hometown was released.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2004

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Police: Fight may have been gang-related (Napa, CA): A Napa man led police on a long chase through downtown Napa on Monday night before throwing in the towel without a scuffle. With guns drawn and a K-9 ready to spring into action, officers took Joel Manuel Vasquez, 20, into custody in front of the Napa Bowl on Soscol Avenue, police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 11, 2004

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Gunfire hits Councilman Lane's home (Fort Worth, TX): Two days after gunfire pierced his north side home, City Councilman Jim Lane called for doubling the Police Department's gang unit.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 11, 2004

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Murder rates rising, cities respond (Boston, MA): A recent spate of gun violence - including two incidents that dozens of children at city parks witnessed - has shaken Boston neighborhoods, leaving residents stunned and police and community leaders scrambling for a solution.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: August 11, 2004

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Talks on gang order possible (Oxnard, CA): Seeking to calm community tensions, a Superior Court judge indicated Tuesday that he may order mediation between law enforcement officials and residents affected by a gang injunction imposed in Oxnard two months ago.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2004

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Two men face drug charges (Oswego, NY): Two Oswego city residents have been charged with selling crack cocaine and marijuana in the city, members of the Oswego County Drug Task Force said Monday.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 10, 2004

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Critics assail gang order (Oxnard, CA): More than 200 opponents of Oxnard's 2-month-old gang injunction have filed court papers alleging it is being used to harass innocent people and trample civil liberties, while stigmatizing dozens of youths as "urban terrorists."
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2004

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North Side teacher proposing closed campus during lunch (Fort Worth, TX): A North Side High School teacher concerned about the spike in gang activity around the school will appeal to the Fort Worth school board tonight to consider a closed-campus lunch period for all students.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 10, 2004

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