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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Two shot in drive-by attack (Sacramento County, CA): A drive-by shooting Thursday night near 37th Avenue left an 11-year-old boy with a life-threatening head injury and his 17-year-old cousin with a wound in the back, authorities said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 9, 2006
Council member targets graffiti (Arlington, TX): The city needs to remove or paint over graffiti in neighborhoods immediately to discourage criminal activity and improve residents' and business owners' perceptions of safety, Councilman Robert Rivera said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 9, 2006
Man shot dead outside Lynwood restaurant (Lynwood, CA): A man was shot dead Saturday outside a Jack in the Box restaurant in Lynwood in an apparent gang-related incident, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 8, 2006
Shot injures one on Durham bus (Durham, NC): A teenager was shot and seriously wounded Saturday while riding a city bus through downtown. Authorities released a potential suspect they had questioned and made no arrests.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 8, 2006
Gang activity may be on the rise again (Bryan, TX): Gang activity in Bryan peaked in the early 1990s with nearly 30 documented groups, 500 members and the shooting death of a 19-year-old in Castle Heights Park.
Source: The Bryan College Station Eagle Date: January 8, 2006
Man stabbed in back while running from gang members (San Diego, CA): A 20-year-old man stabbed in the back as he ran from gang members in Linda Vista will survive, San Diego police said today.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: January 7, 2006
Teen shot in apparent gang action (Anaheim, CA): A 15-year-old Anaheim boy critically wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting was expected to survive, a police spokesperson said Saturday.
Source: North County Times Date: January 7, 2006
Bicyclist shot to death in Tacoma, gang activity suspected (Tacoma, WA): A teenage bicycle rider was shot repeatedly and died in an early morning attack that might have been related to gang activity, police said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 6, 2006
Graffiti believed to be gang-related (Lee County, FL): Police believe gang members caused about $1,000 in damage overnight Thursday when they tagged Taylor Rental's building on Old U.S. 41 with blue and black spray paint.
Source: The News-Press Date: January 6, 2006
State lawmakers asked to work on airfare, gangs (Topeka, KS): South-central Kansas legislators found plenty of issues to unite behind in Topeka after listening to some of their major constituents present them with wish lists on Thursday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 6, 2006
MS-13 gang growing extremely dangerous, FBI says (Washington, DC): In early November, the FBI and Houston police learned that six suspected members of Mara Salvatrucha, a violent Central American gang known as MS-13, were raiding a house on Liberty Street where a rival gang had stashed drugs.
Source: USA Today Date: January 6, 2006
Police: School fight was gang-related (Great Barrington, MA): A Brookside School student allegedly instigated a "gang-related" assault on another student on Tuesday, triggering a fight that drew police from five departments to quell the disturbance, according to a police report.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: January 5, 2006
Gang detectives investigate shooting at Charlotte bus stop (Charlottte, NC): Police said they responded to reports of a teenager being hit by gun fire Wednesday night at a bus stop along Beatties Ford Road, near Hildebran Street in north Charlotte.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: January 5, 2006
New police division to focus on gang violence (Tucson, AZ): The Tucson Police Department is creating a special investigations division focusing on violence caused by gangs, drugs and guns.
Source: KOLD 13 News Date: January 5, 2006
Four teens arrested in stabbing death (Garden Grove, CA): Four teenagers were arrested in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old boy, police said Wednesday. Pedro Gomez, 17, of Garden Grove was stabbed repeatedly during what police believe was a gang-related fight in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store at Trask Avenue and Fairview Street, said Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 5, 2006
Gangs tied to violence near Jersey City school (Jersey City, NJ) : Members of at least one street gang were responsible for the melee outside Lincoln High School here on Tuesday that led to the shootings of two students and the beatings of two others, the police said Wednesday.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 5, 2006
HPD initiative targets gangs, parole violators (Houston, TX): Gangs, parole violators and sex offenders are among the primary targets of the latest Houston Police Department initiative, which includes boosting manpower and reducing crime in hot spots, Chief Harold Hurtt announced Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 5, 2006
Wider net cast against gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): The San Bernardino County Probation Department is expanding its role in the fight against gang violence to include increased focus on prevention and intervention.
Source: The Sun Date: January 4, 2006
Mack calls for gang truce: Says Mayor Palmer 'out of touch' (Trenton, NJ): Mayoral candidate Tony Mack is calling for a truce among gang members, and immediate assistance from the New Jersey State Police.
Source: The Trentonian Date: January 3, 2006
Youngster, gangster (Wichita, KS): While investigating gang violence over the past year, Wichita police encountered kids they had never seen before. Chief Norman Williams calls them the "new wave" of Wichita street gangs.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 3, 2006
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