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Two men injured in Santa Ana shooting (Santa Ana, CA): Two men were injured in a possible gang-related shooting in a commercial area of Santa Ana, police said. One man was in fair condition, and the second remained in serious condition. Police have no information on the shooter.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 2, 2003
Three sought in Ventura shooting (Ventura, CA): Police are searching for a gunman and two accomplices for the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man and the wounding of his cousin outside a Red Barn liquor store. The suspects, two males and a female, were approached by the 28-year-old, and after words were exchanged, one of the suspects opened fire. The 23-year-old cousin was shot twice, but expected to survive. The three suspects fled in a vehicle from the parking lot.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 2, 2003
Gang rivalry cited in shooting (Denver, CO): Denver police say the wounding of five individuals and the death of a 28-year-old man are the result of gang rivalry. The victims were shot as they left a sports bar and grill. Police believe the shooter climbed a chain-link fence high enough to look over the wooden fence surrounding the bar and shot at the crowd. Investigators say it appears the shooting was planned. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: September 2, 2003
Arrests of Juveniles in state down in '02 (Hawaii): The number of arrests of juveniles in connection with serious crime in Hawaii fell for the fifth year in a row in 2002, dropping more than 50 percent in the past decade from between 4,000 and 7,000 per year to fewer than 2,500, according to data released by the state attorney general's office. Of the arrests made in 2002, about 86 percent involved property crimes. Serious crimes are classified as murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Statewide economic recovery, decreases in overall youth populations in Hawaii, and declining national crime rates were attributed to the decline, said the director of the University of Hawaii's Youth Gang Project.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser Date: September 1, 2003
Suisun man killed in Fairfield shooting (Fairfield, CA): Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting in Fairfield that left a 22-year-old man dead. The shooting occurred outside an apartment building after an argument. Witnesses reported that about six shots were fired. Police believe there may have been two or three assailants.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 31, 2003
Man fatally shot (Buffalo, NY): A 27-year-old man was fatally shot, and his accused 22-year-old killer is in custody following a late-night attack in the Broadway-Fillmore area. The suspect was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to Buffalo police. Although detectives do not have a motive yet, shootings in the area have been on an upswing in recent months due to drug dealers trying to control neighborhood trade and street gangs protecting turf.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 31, 2003
Man injured in shooting (Hempstead, NY): Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that left a 24-year-old Port Washington man wounded. The man was shot as he and a friend were in a apartment complex courtyard. Two men from across the street approached them, and shortly after, shots were fired. The victim is a former member of a local gang, police said. The shooters fled on foot, while the victim and his friend ran in the opposite direction. They were unable to describe their assailants to police.
Source: Newsday Date: August 31, 2003
Complaints of gang activity lead to arrest of two teens (Fort Pierce, FL): Two male teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were arrested after being accused of carrying a gun and planning to shoot rival gang members, police said. The two boys face charges of possessing a firearm illegally, possessing a concealed firearm, armed trespass, and wearing a mask while committing a felony, according to reports. With neighbors complaining about gang activity, including a gang called "V" and another called "113," police were conducting undercover surveillance when three boys were caught walking and putting on bandanas and ski masks. After a brief chase, the boys were apprehended and questioned. They admitted to waiting for members of the 113 gang, who were rumored to be driving through the area. The third boy was released to his family.
Source: Fort Pierce Tribune Date: August 30, 2003
Police hunt for suspects in Russian Jack drive-by shooting incident (Anchorage, AK): Anchorage police are looking for two young men who apparently shot a 20-year-old man from a moving car as the victim stood on an east-side street. The suspects are two black men in their late teens or early 20s. The victim was treated for his injuries.
Source: Anchorage Daily News Date: August 30, 2003
One-man unit up against Avondale gangs (Avondale, AZ): A detective from the Avondale Police Department is spearheading the local effort to keep a lid on gang-related crime. Being the lone member of the Gang Intelligence Unit, he has been able to bring awareness to Avondale's chief of police. Although gangs are no more prevalent in Avondale than in other surrounding areas, being proactive has certainly fared well with the community. A 40-page report by the detective included a proposal to keep the growing community safe from gang members. According to the report there have been 10 different gangs over the years, some of which are no longer active. There are currently six gangs in Avondale, four of which are labeled, "extremely active."
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: August 30, 2003
Police seek three suspects in slaying (Richmond, CA): The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office has issued a criminal complaint against seven defendants, four of whom have already been arrested, in connection with the July 25 slaying of a 23-year-old man in a Richmond public housing project. The three remaining men are being sought on suspicion of murder, conspiracy, aggravated assault, and gang enhancement. The teenage suspects are all thought to be members of a local gang, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: August 30, 2003
Another man dies in gang drive-by (Cicero, IL): A 23-year-old Cicero man was killed in a drive-by shooting in what police believe is the latest death in a gang feud. The man was shot when someone in a passing car fired three or four shots on the block where he lived. A 22-year-old man who was standing with the victim was also shot and remains hospitalized. The 23-year-old victim is the fourth person killed over the last two months in the ongoing battle between gangs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 29, 2003
Drive-by leaves one dead, one wounded (San Bernardino, CA): A 42-year-old man was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in San Bernardino, police said. Another man, age 37, was wounded and in serious condition. The two victims were in a car when another vehicle passed and someone inside began shooting. Police suspect gang members shot them because "they were not from the area," an officer said.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: August 29, 2003
Teen killed, another wounded in shooting (Redwood City, CA): A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in what authorities are calling a gang-related confrontation in Redwood City. A 17-year-old boy is also in the hospital with gunshot wounds, according to a San Mateo County sheriff's spokeswoman. The 16-year-old was part of a small crowd of rival gang members when words were exchanged and someone from a passing vehicle opened fire at the group. The wounded victim is expected to recover from his injuries.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 29, 2003
Gang member gets probation (Durham, NC): A 16-year-old gang member received four years probation after pleading guilty to shooting into an occupied taxi in June. He was ordered to stay away from other gang members as a condition of probation. The boy was verified by police as a member of the 9 Trey Gangster Bloods, a branch of the United Blood Nation gang.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: August 29, 2003
Teen killed in drive-by shooting (Milwaukee, WI): A 17-year-old Milwaukee boy was killed in a drive-by shooting on Milwaukee's northwest side, police said. The boy was socializing with a group of about seven people outside his cousin's house when an unidentified car with four occupants made a U-turn around the dead-end street. The car's driver yelled some words at the group and fired two or three shots, then sped off, police said. The boy was the only person hit. Police said the two groups had fought each other blocks away a short time before the shooting.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: August 28, 2003
Oak Park drive-by kills man (Oak Park, IL): A 28-year-old Chicago man was killed and two other men, ages 31 and 25, were wounded in a drive-by shooting as they stood on a sidewalk in Oak Park, police said. Police have not determined whether or not the shooting was gang-related. No arrests have been made.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 28, 2003
Gang injunction in Watts (Los Angeles, CA): Two district attorneys have joined forces against a gang that has been in the Watts area for more than three decades. The Bounty Hunters have been blamed for repeated assaults, robberies, and gunfire according to the filed civil complaint. The gang, according to the City Attorney's Office, is "engaged in criminal and nuisance activities that threaten the freedom, health, and safety" of the residents. The injunction would place severe restrictions on the Bounty Hunters' gang-related activities, including a ban on associating in public with other members, loitering, blocking traffic, and gambling in and around the Nickerson Gardens Public Housing Development.
Source: City News Service Date: August 28, 2003
Shooting near school may be gang-related (La Canada Flintridge, CA): Investigators discovered the body of a 33-year-old man on a service road at La Canada High School. Residents in the area reported hearing numerous gunshots, and officials pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Authorities believe the killing could be gang-related.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 27, 2003
Funding for new gang task force (Temecula, CA): Temecula City Council agreed to spend about $5,000 a year to join a new Riverside County program aimed at fighting gang-related crimes and violence. Temecula is the seventh city to join the program. Norco, Hemet, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, and San Jacinto also are participating.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: August 27, 2003
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