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TPD gang unit cracks down on organized crime after recent shootings in north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): Police are cracking down on gang violence in Tulsa. A recent string of shootings has residents on edge and officers taking action. “If we have a spike in gang violence in a certain part of the city, then we will direct our efforts there,” Sgt. Vic Regalado said.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: July 23, 2015

Teen Shooting Victim Unintended Target Of Growing Gang Violence, TPD Says (Tulsa, OK): A 16-year-old girl was murdered in Tulsa's recent gang violence. Police said Deouijanae Terry was in the passenger seat of a car with her boyfriend, when shooters aiming for him, shot and killed her instead.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 20, 2015

1 Dead, 1 Wounded After Gang-Related Shooting In North Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): A 16-year-old girl is dead after a van of young men ambushed the car she was in with gunfire. Tulsa Police Sergeant Dave Walker said gang violence is on the rise in Tulsa, and police are connecting this shooting to other recent gang shootings.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 17, 2015

Two alleged gang members bound for murder trial in Tulsa barber shop shootings (Tulsa, OK): Two men charged with first-degree murder in a gang-related shooting at a Tulsa barber shop were bound over for trial Wednesday. Colbert and Smith were named in an affidavit for a search warrant filed in early July in Tulsa County District Court listing recent shootings that have resulted from a gang feud between the Hoover Crips — Tulsa’s largest street gang — and the “Squeeze Team,” which includes members of several gangs.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: July 16, 2015

Rash of shootings in north Tulsa result of years of fighting among gangs, police say (Tulsa, OK): Elon Shaw was talking to a friend outside a north Tulsa car wash on the afternoon of July 2 when a man approached him near a wash bay, shot at him and his friend’s vehicle multiple times and walked away.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: July 11, 2015

Police say ongoing feud between 4 street gangs is responsible for recent shootings in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): An ongoing feud between four Tulsa street gangs is responsible for a recent string of shootings throughout the city and contributing to a spike in aggravated assault reports, officers with the Police Department's Organized Gang Unit said.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: July 11, 2015

Police: Three Tulsa Shootings Could Be Connected, Gang-Related (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Police say three recent shootings in the city could be connected and may be gang-related. Officers say the latest shooting happened just before midnight Monday in the 400 block of East Latimer Court. Police say that is the second shooting at that same location.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 7, 2015

Tulsa Neighbors Caught In Crossfire Of Gang-Related Violence (Tulsa, OK): A neighborhood filled with hard working, peaceful folks, is caught in the crossfire of gang violence. The activity is all focused on one house. Someone dropped off a shooting victim at that house on Sunday, and someone shot two people there Monday night.
Source: News On 6    Date: July 7, 2015

Sunday night shooting believed to be gang-related; victim's condition not improving, police say (Tulsa, OK): A shooting Sunday night that left a man in critical condition was gang-related, according to investigators. Police say the victim is a known gang member.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: July 6, 2015

Suspect In Murder Of Chris Lane Admits Gang Affiliation (Stephens County, OK): Chancey Luna did not try to hide his gang affiliation in court Tuesday. In fact, he seemed to wear it proudly. "Crips for Life" was written on the back of his prison jumpsuit, giving some credence to years of speculation surrounding this case.
Source: KWTV News 9    Date: June 17, 2015

About 200 officers gather for Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association conference in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): About 200 officers from five states converged in Tulsa for the Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association conference.They attended to learn about gang culture and trends from the experts.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: June 9, 2015

Tulsa police gear up for possible increase in gang activity during summer months (Tulsa, OK): The Tulsa Police Gang Unit is gearing up for a busy summer as gang activity begins to pick up. Officers say Monday's triple shooting has links to gangs.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: May 20, 2015

Gang Violence Suspected In Shooting Of 5-Year-Old Boy (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa homicide detectives are investigating whether a deadly shooting in 2007 has anything to do with a hotel shooting that occurred on Thursday night, which left a 5-year-old boy with a bullet in his leg.
Source: News On 6    Date: April 3, 2015

Tulsa police work to keep Hispanic kids out of gangs (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police said they are working to prevent Hispanic children from turning to a life of crime. Officials said that there are four large Hispanic gangs in Tulsa. Activity in those gangs hasn’t grown over the years, but police are concerned that it could with Tulsa Public Schools dropout rates for Hispanic students at 50 percent.
Source: FOX23 News    Date: March 9, 2015

Oklahoma City-area students attend antigang summit (Oklahoma City, OK): Students heard the gritty life stories of former gang members as part of a program aimed at steering them away from drugs and violence.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: March 1, 2015

Midwest City church aims to keep youngsters out of gangs (Midwest City, OK): Theodis Manning, pastor of the Divine Wisdom Worship Center in Midwest City, created a program to address gang problems. Teaching and Saving Kidz wants to prevent children from joining gangs, as well as reaching out to current gang members to help them change their lives.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: March 1, 2015

What The City Is Doing About Tulsa's Growing Graffiti Problem (Tulsa, OK): Members of the Tulsa Police Gang Unit say several neighborhoods are seeing an increase in gang graffiti. It's often a problem in the Spring. They believe the current problem is the result of a feud between two rival Hispanic gangs.
Source: KTUL 8 News    Date: February 24, 2015

Green Country Investigators School Teachers On Gang Lingo, Trends (Broken Arrow, OK): Police officers and deputies in Green Country learned about gangs Friday. One thing they learned is gangs are no longer just a big city issue. We've all driven by a fence or a bridge and seen stuff like this, gang's tagging territory. Detectives say speaking the language helps in cracking down on gangs and violence.
Source: News On 6    Date: February 20, 2015

Tulsa Barber's Reality Shattered After Gang Gunfire Takes His Ability To Walk (Tulsa, OK): Lawrence Harris was one of the barbers who was caught in the cross fire of a gang shooting two weeks ago. A bullet from an AK-47 shattered his knee and femur and it may be nearly a year before he can walk or work again.
Source: News On 6    Date: February 20, 2015

Gang Member Arrested For Fatal Shooting Has Violent Past (Tulsa, OK): Police said a gang rivalry is behind the city's most recent murder. Records show the man arrested Thursday night was involved in a previous shooting, but didn't get any jail time.
Source: News On 6    Date: February 13, 2015

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