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Homicide investigation (Los Angeles, CA): In southeast Los Angeles, two boys, ages 14 and 16, were arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting that killed a 21-year-old man and left a 16-year-old boy wounded, police said. The two victims were sitting in a car when two suspects came to the car and began firing their handguns. Witnesses then assisted police in locating the suspects.
Source: City News Service Date: September 18, 2003
Two killed, five hurt as gunmen raid backyard birthday party (Oxnard, CA): Two men, ages 20 and 19, were killed and five others were wounded by gunmen who walked into a backyard birthday party in Oxnard and started shooting. Two or possibly three gunmen stepped through a side gate into the backyard of the house and fired several rounds at the crowd of people. Three bullets pierced the walls of a neighbor's living room and garage. Police said the shooting was unprovoked but gang-related. The five wounded, four men and a woman, were treated for minor to moderate injuries.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 18, 2003
Arrest made in shooting outside Los Angeles school (Los Angeles, CA): A teenager waiting at a bus stop was wounded as a man opened fire at a passing SUV near Duke Ellington Continuation School. The man was arrested, but police believe there may be other suspects involved.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: September 17, 2003
Two teens shot at (Salinas, CA): Two teenagers were shot at while riding their bikes, police said. Although the bicyclists were not injured, a fence near them was damaged after they heard five or six shots as a car approached them. One teen, who admitted he had gang ties, believed the shooting was gang related.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 17, 2003
Police suspect gang in shooting of two men (San Diego, CA): In City Heights, two men were shot and wounded in a possible gang-related attack, police say. Both victims were taken to hospitals. No other information was available.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 17, 2003
Teen shot in hand in drive-by (Salinas, CA): A teenage boy was wounded in what authorities believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting. The victim and another boy were standing outside an apartment complex when a car passed them, made a U-turn, and passed them again. The boys told police they heard someone shout "Norte," so they turned around and began walking back toward the apartments. As they were walking away, witnesses said the vehicle's driver fired three or four shots, striking the teen. Police have limited information on the suspect's vehicle.
Source: The Californian Date: September 17, 2003
One man killed, two others hurt in possible drive-by (Jacksonville, FL): A possible drive-by shooting on the Eastside of Jacksonville left one man dead and two wounded, police said. Witnesses reported seeing a car fleeing the scene immediately after the shooting. Shortly after, police found the car that was described, abandoned. The two wounded are in good condition. No motives have been determined, and no arrests have been made.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: September 17, 2003
Student accused of assault (Stoughton, MA): An 18-year-old senior at Stoughton High School was charged with assault and battery for punching and kicking a 14-year-old freshman after asking him if he was a member of the Bloods street gang. According to court papers, the victim was wearing red at the time of the attack and said that he did not belong to the gang. The 18-year-old said he did not like the way the boy answered his question. The senior denied being a member of the rival Crips gang, but knows some Bloods gang members.
Source: The Patriot Ledger Date: September 17, 2003
Ex-Stateville guard admits bringing drugs to inmates (Joliet, IL): The former Stateville Correctional Center guard arrested in August pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs to prisoners and a cell phone to the leader of the Four Corner Hustlers gang, as well as lying on his job application about his own gang affiliation. The 28-year-old agreed to serve four years and eight months in federal prison as part of the plea agreement.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 17, 2003
Commerce City gang activity up (Commerce City, CO): Commerce City has seen an increase in gang activity since a 15-year-old was killed, and a 16-year-old was seriously injured in a gang-related shooting September 4. A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting. At the 15-year-old's memorial, an assault between suspected gang members and another group occurred. The suspect's parents' home was also hit in a drive-by shooting. Patrol officers will continue to receive gang training and compile a database of gang information, the police chief said.
Source: The Denver Post Date: September 16, 2003
Plainfield man shot in the leg (Plainfield, NJ): A 21-year-old man was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Plainfield. The man was riding his bicycle when a car passed by, and three shots came from a gun that was pointed through a window. The victim's injuries were not life threatening, and police are still searching for the suspect.
Source: Courier News Date: September 16, 2003
Drive-by shooting injures two teens (Hayward, CA): Two teens, ages 16 and 17, were wounded in a possible gang-related, drive-by shooting, police said. Police believe both victims have gang ties, but neither teen would provide investigators with any information on the incident.
Source: The Daily Review Date: September 16, 2003
Fatal shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A 29-year-old man was killed in a gang-related drive-by shooting near Westlake, according to authorities. The victim was standing on a sidewalk when three suspects drove by and fired shots. The suspects continued driving and approached another pedestrian. One of the suspects got out of the rear of the car and fired at him, but missed. Police say both shootings were gang related.
Source: City News Service Date: September 16, 2003
Three students are shot near Queens school (Queens, NY): Three students, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old, were wounded near a Queens high school when a gunman began firing into a crowd of boys, according to police and witnesses. The shooter, along with two others in an SUV, pulled up to the school, jumped out, and fired six rounds. Police are searching for the suspects and investigating whether gang violence led to the shooting. All three victims were in stable condition.
Source: Daily News Date: September 16, 2003
Arrest in slaying of tennis stars' sister (Corona, CA): A 24-year-old alleged member of the Southside Crips gang has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal weekend shooting of the eldest sister of two tennis stars, authorities said. Officials say he is the suspected shooter, but that there may be additional suspects in the homicide. "This is a gang-related shooting because gang members are involved," a sheriff's captain said. "But the motive may not be gang rivalry." A man who was with the victim was also detained. He is a convicted felon and reputed gang member and currently is being held on a parole violation unrelated to the slaying.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 16, 2003
Oxnard man is fatally shot (Somis, CA): In Somis, police found the body of a 33-year-old man who was believed to have been shot execution-style. Police say the shooting may be gang-related because of the way the man was killed. Authorities have no suspect in the shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 16, 2003
Prosecutors allege 14-year-old was drive-by shooter (Dorchester, MA): A 14-year-old gunman fired at least two shots from a car in a drive-by shooting before being chased down by police who shot and wounded him, prosecutors said. Prosecutors expect to arraign him on several charges as soon as his medical condition permits. The incident occurred in a Dorchester neighborhood when two homicide detectives were interviewing someone on the street when shots were fired at them from a passing car. The detectives followed the car several blocks. When the 14-year-old emerged from the front passenger seat with a gun, a detective shot him. A pistol was recovered at the scene. The boy will face one count of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and one count of illegal possession of a firearm. The alleged driver of the car, arrested at the scene, pleaded innocent in Dorchester District Court to charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: September 15, 2003
City man killed (Charleston, WV): A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting on Charleston's East End. The man was standing with other people in the street when the suspect drove by and shot the victim, police said. Police declined to comment on the motive of the shooting. Investigation is continuing.
Source: Charleston Daily Mail Date: September 15, 2003
One injured, one arrested in fracas in Eagan (Eagan, MN): In a possible gang-related fight, a 21-year-old man was injured and sent to the hospital after a 20-year-old man allegedly assaulted him. About 40 people were at a home when the fight broke out, but not all of them were involved in the fight. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested and may be charged with felony assault.
Source: Star Tribune Date: September 15, 2003
Special unit tracking changing gang landscape (Dover, FL): Authorities are seeing changes in gang activity in the surrounding areas of Hillsborough County, as a handful of gangs continue to make their presence known through graffiti in suburban areas. Markings from the Dover Locos, Sorenos 13, Norte 14, Latin Kings, and the Kings Con Soreno have been seen in Dover, Seffner, Valrico, and Brandon. In 2000, about a dozen Latin King members, including the leader, were arrested, crippling the gang's operation. Other gangs in the county, however, seem to be growing. The local statistics are as follows: Soreno 13 has 80 members, Norte 14 has 29 members, Dover Locos has about 40 members, and The Kings Con Soreno has six members. The gangs have both male and female members, and investigators have seen members as young as 12 and as old as 47. A Multi-Agency Gang Task Force, which Hillsborough Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit is a part of, consists of local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies from Citrus County to Sarasota. They cooperate with one another to investigate gangs and their activities in Florida.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: September 14, 2003
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