Gang-Related News Articles
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Girl, 8, Shot in Head in Camden in Gang Related Shooting: Police Chief (Camden, NJ): An 8-year-old girl is fighting for her life and an intense manhunt is underway after she was shot in the head by a stray bullet in Camden, New Jersey.
Source: NBC Philadelphia Date: August 26, 2016
Torrance police arrest gang members suspected of 5,000 burglaries (Torrance, CA): Torrance police arrested 13 reputed South Los Angeles gang members today in a massive predawn operation to break up an organized ring believed responsible for some 5,000 residential burglaries in five Southern California counties.
Source: Daily Breeze Date: August 26, 2016
Police: Boy Seriously Injured in Gang-Related Shooting, Brothers Were Intended Targets (Buffalo, NY): An 8-year-old boy fighting for his life after he was shot on South Division in Buffalo Thursday night was injured in a gang-related shooting, according to police in Buffalo.
Source: TWC News Date: August 26, 2016
Authorities: Gang Member Sentenced For Assault, Drugs (New Haven, CT): A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison for federal assault and narcotics offenses. Prosecutors say the New Haven resident was a member of a local street gang in 2014. They say he violently assaulted someone in December 2014 over a stolen pistol as part of his gang membership.
Source: CBS Connecticut Date: August 25, 2016
CSO: Catoosa murder may be gang-related (Claremore, OK): Tulsa Police Department detectives and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe the murder of a man found shot to death in Catoosa on Aug. 12 could be gang-related.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: August 25, 2016
Westwego marijuana arrest tied to gang in Calif., police say (San Jose, CA): The arrest of a Westwego man on Tuesday (Aug. 23) on suspicion of shipping 420 pounds of marijuana hidden in foot-soaking salts from San Jose, Calif., to Louisiana was part of a larger crackdown on gang members, Louisiana State Police confirmed Thursday morning.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: August 25, 2016
Albany neighbors say they are concerned by gang violence (Albany, GA): Albany Police Gang Unit officers Thursday say they are still investigating if a man's murder Tuesday was gang related. The Dougherty District Attorney says rival gangs are responsible for a series of recent drive by shootings.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 25, 2016
Police: Gang attack led to deadly stabbing of New Bedford 15-year-old (New Bedford, MA): Four members of the Monte Park street gang got out of a car, and one of them held 15-year-old Mateo Morales by the arm while another made two quick punching motions to the teen's abdomen, according to chilling police reports of Wednesday night's deadly stabbing.
Source: South Coast Today Date: August 25, 2016
Cross Tracks Gang sentenced for violent home invasions in Greenville (Greenville, SC): The last member of the Cross Tracks street gang has pled guilty to a series of violent home invasions in Greenville.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: August 25, 2016
Gang member pleads guilty to Cypress Park and jail murders (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member avoided a potential death sentence in pleading guilty today to the 2008 murder of a man who was holding a toddler when he was gunned down in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles and the killing of a cellmate three years later.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: August 25, 2016
Kennewick police looking to hear from more witnesses after gang shooting leaves 1 dead (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police are looking for more witnesses with information related to the homicide at the 1100 block of W. 10th Avenue on August 16 that left one man dead. Police say there are new witnesses that they are interested in hearing from on the shooting that took place Monday, August 16 between two rival gang members.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 25, 2016
D.A. asks community to "take teeth" from gang members (Albany, GA): The Dougherty District Attorney is asking the community to help get guns out of the hands of gang members. Because of a recent wave of gang-involved shootings, the D-A says people need to step up and help law enforcement take their guns. District Attorney Greg Edwards says he wants to take the teeth away from gangs, by taking their guns.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 25, 2016
Crackdown on Vietnamese gang leads to cop's arrest, guns, drugs, alligator (San Jose, CA): A crackdown on Vietnamese-American organized crime in San Jose spurred police raids stretching from the Bay Area to the Deep South, yielding nearly two dozen arrests -- including a San Jose police officer -- and a cache of drugs, weapons, gambling machines and one alligator.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 24, 2016
Alleged gang member pleads guilty in Corona shooting (Queens, NY): A 22-year-old purported member of the Los Travaiesos street gang has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the December 2015 shooting of a reputed rival gang member in a Corona club, the Queens DA said.
Source: TimesLedger Date: August 24, 2016
Promoting gun violence prevention in Philly through basketball camaraderie (Philadelphia, PA): Aimed to reduce gang violence in Chicago, young men from different communities throughout the city meet each other, learn leadership values through teamwork and resolve any differences they may have through sport.
Source: The Philadelphia Tribune Date: August 24, 2016
Former gang member throws party to help reduce crime (Columbus, OH): A gang intervention social worker who once worked with a city-of-Columbus program to reduce gang violence is inviting residents and people involved in criminal activity to a party this Friday. The goal of the party is to get young people off the streets.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: August 24, 2016
SLCPD: Hunt on for 2 in suspected street gang shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Police were looking for two suspected street gang members after a 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded in west Salt Lake City Tuesday night.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 24, 2016
Crips gang member convicted of robbing 79-year-old man (Knoxville, TN): A jury convicted a member of the Crips street gang on Thursday of robbing a 79-year-old man, according to a news release from Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: August 24, 2016
Trial starts for man accused of robbing Albany Woodall's (Albany, GA): The trial of an accused gang member charged with robbing a store at gunpoint started on Wednesday in Dougherty County Superior Court. Kenneth George, 18, is on trial for armed robbery, aggravated assault and street gang terrorism.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 24, 2016
Mayor’s anti-gang effort tries to improve reading to reduce crime (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force plans to zero in on children’s suspension rates and reading proficiency as part of its effort to curb gang activity in the city, Khaalid Muttaqi, the program’s director, announced Tuesday night to the Sacramento City Council.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 24, 2016
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