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Gang members shoot teen with flare gun during attack (Rock Hill, SC): A Rock Hill teenager was shot with a flare gun after he told police five teens claiming to be members of a gang attacked him and a friend after they got off the school bus Thursday evening, authorities say.
Source: The State    Date: March 14, 2014

Police: Teen girls from rival gangs arrested after Rock Hill fight (Rock Hill, SC): An alleged teenage gang member told police that a member of an opposing group punched her in the face and stomped on her head and ribs during a brawl in Rock Hill on Sunday. But, after the supposed victim and suspect gave police conflicting statements, they were both taken to jail and charged with fighting.
Source: The State    Date: March 4, 2014

Lake City works to eliminate its gang problem (Florence, SC): Lake City has recently has seen an influx in gang-related crimes. Law Enforcement Officers said they are working on a plan to drive gang activity from the community.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 27, 2014

Community, police partnership credited with reducing violent crime cases (Conway, SC): Newly released records from the Conway Police Department show the number of violent crimes reported in the city is decreasing. That is good news for people who live along Highway 378 near Highway 501 that has been hit with a string of violence and gang activity in recent years.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 27, 2014

Two arrested for gang-related shooting in Lake City (Lake City, SC): Two men are behind bars on attempted murder charges after an apparent gang-related shooting last week in Lake City, officials confirmed.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 25, 2014

Pastors, NAACP address at-risk youth, gang activity (Rock Hill, SC): The arrest last month of what Rock Hill police say are among the city's dozen most violent criminals appears to have hit hard among the city's black community.
Source: WRHI News    Date: February 21, 2014

Known gang member turns himself in to police (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Police were looking for a known gang member for first degree burglary, attempted murder, and armed robbery, but the man turned himself in to police.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 9, 2014

Bill increases prison time for SC gang members (Columbia, SC): A gang member would receive a longer prison sentence under a bill proposed in the South Carolina House. Rep. Phyllis Henderson said Wednesday she hopes her bill, prompted by last October's shooting of University of South Carolina student Martha Childress, helps law enforcement keep gang members off the streets.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 5, 2014

South Carolina House panel to discuss anti-gang bill (Columbia, SC): A bill that would tack on extra prison time for a crime that benefits a criminal gang in South Carolina is up for debate in a House panel.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail    Date: February 5, 2014

Two more arrested in summer shooting that injured 4-year-old (Columbia, SC): Columbia Police have arrested two more men in connection with a shooting in July that injured a 4-year-old girl. Police say Gantt and Doctor are validated gang members. Investigators say the suspects are rival gang members and believe the shooting may have been gang-motivated.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: February 4, 2014

Gunfire in Rock Hill neighborhood likely gang activity (Rock Hill, SC): Several young men scattered after shots were fired near downtown Rock Hill, witnesses told police, in an incident authorities have documented as possible gang activity.
Source: The Herald    Date: February 4, 2014

Deputies make arrest in gang-related shooting (Walterboro, SC): Colleton County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they believe was involved in a shooting that happened on December 10 at the Ashepoo Grocery store.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: January 31, 2014

Midlands, state police agencies ask for community's help with gang violence (Columbia, SC) : Gang violence in the Midlands increased in 2013 as gangs retaliated against each other and as the public grew complacent about their existence, some of the Midlands' top law enforcement officers say.
Source: The State    Date: January 25, 2014

Rock Hill PD announces 12 arrest connected to gang activity across city (Rock Hill, SC): The Rock Hill Police Department announced that they have arrested 12 people they say are members of a violent gang that has been connected to several crimes in the city.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: January 24, 2014

Program aims to crack down on gang activity in Conway neighborhood (Conway, SC): Over the past few years, gang activity has become all too common in the Conway community of Taylor Square. 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson says it's become a problem.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: January 22, 2014

Meeting planned to discuss Conway crime (Conway, SC): The Horry County Solicitor's Office confirms that a string of shootings in the Conway area are linked to drugs and gang activity.
Source: WMBF News    Date: January 17, 2014

Rock Hill teens accused in homicide were charged in alleged gang-related assault at Walmart (Rock Hill, SC): Two Rock Hill teenagers who turned themselves in to police on Monday and now face murder charges were also accused in an assault and robbery at Walmart last summer that authorities said was gang-related.
Source: The Herald    Date: January 14, 2014

Gang activity played role in some of 46 tri-county homicides in 2013 (Charleston, SC): For years before his death, Don'ta Pringle shared his pride in his Summerville roots with a group of fellow residents. They called themselves Summa Town Bound. They threw up four fingers to show solidarity.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: January 4, 2014

Issues 2014: The struggle with gang violence (Columbia, SC): Gang violence made a resurgence in people's fears in 2013 after several high-profile shootings in which the suspects were identified by police as gang members.
Source: The State    Date: December 31, 2013

Three arrested in connection to gang shootout at grocery store (Colleton County, SC): Investigators say three people have been arrested in connection to a gang shootout at a grocery store parking lot in Colleton County.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: December 19, 2013

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