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Police say shooting might be gang-related (Portland, OR): Portland police are investigating a shooting that left a 23-year-old man dead after a possible gang-related shooting. His criminal history and the manner of death and circumstances surrounding the killing indicate it may be gang-related, police said. The man was sitting in the passenger seat of a car when he was shot. Police are unsure if this incident is linked to an earlier shooting that wounded two other men, ages 25 and 27.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 9, 2003
Racine street gang crushed by task force (Racine, WI): A task force formed in 1999 has crippled the Gangster Disciples, one of the city's most violent street gang. Twenty men and one woman have been indicted on federal charges that include drug trafficking, racketeering, and homicide. Of those, thirteen have been sentenced to prison terms, and others are awaiting trial. Authorities say the work of the task force has caused gang violence to decrease dramatically. "I can't say that the gang problem in Racine has been eliminated," said Racine's chief deputy district attorney. However "there is a fundamental difference in the kinds of activities you see on the street. We don't have that kind of violence." The task force consists of members of the Racine Police Department, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Milwaukee, the Racine County district attorney's office, the Racine County Sheriff's Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: July 9, 2003
Police probe Tuesday night shooting (Shreveport, LA): A 24-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night. The man and a woman were standing in front of a house when someone in a vehicle began shooting. Up to ten shots were fired, but the man was hit only once. His wounds appeared to be non-life threatening.
Source: The Times Date: July 9, 2003
San Diego stabbing (San Diego, CA): A 26-year-old man suffered a stab wound in what may have been a gang-related attack, police said. The victim and a friend were at a gas station putting gas in a car when they were confronted by three men. The men punched and kicked the victim, and then stabbed him with an unknown weapon. His friend took him to a hospital where his condition was not immediately known.
Source: City News Service Date: July 8, 2003
City police link recent shootings to Hispanic gangs (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police are linking two of five recent shootings to Hispanic gangs, and say a spree of Hispanic gang violence that has caused several deaths this year continues. Most recently, a member of the Grande Barrio Central gang was fatally shot in the parking lot of a convenience store when a shooter or shooters drove by and opened fire. Another shooting involved another suspected Grande Barrio Central member, age 16, and a 17 year-old, in a confrontation with two Southside Locos gang members. The 16 and 17-year-olds suffered gunshot wounds. No arrests have been made.
Source: Daily Oklahoman Date: July 8, 2003
Two men shot on Highway 91 (Southern California): Two men, both 33 years old, were shot Monday while driving on Highway 91, in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting. The men were driving westbound when two men in another vehicle pulled next to them and started firing a handgun. Both men were shot several times, but did not suffer any life-threatening wounds. The two suspects sped away.
Source: Press Enterprise Date: July 8, 2003
Men recovering from gunshots (Salinas, CA): Two men, ages 20 and 23, were wounded after a possible gang-related shooting, police said. The two had been sitting in a car with a third person when a pickup pulled up to them, and occupants of both vehicles allegedly exchanged words about gang affiliation. The passenger from the pickup then took out a gun and fired at the victims, police said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 8, 2003
Three teens shot in possible gang-related attack (Southcrest, CA): Two 19-year-old men and a 17-year-old girl were shot and wounded in an apparent gang-related attack, police said. The victims were standing outside a business when a vehicle pulled into the parking lot. One of the occupants opened fire, striking all three victims. The car then sped toward Interstate 805. The victims were hospitalized. No arrests have been made.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 8, 2003
Man died in drive-by shooting (Indianapolis, IN): A drive-by shooting on a Near-Northside street killed a man in his early 20s. The victim was standing on the street when two men drove past him and fired shots, striking him in the head. Police do not know the motive for the shooting.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: July 8, 2003
Wounding of man called gang-related (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana police are investigating a gang-related shooting that left a 19-year-old man in critical condition. No other information was available.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 7, 2003
One wounded in drive-by shooting (Reno, NV): A man was shot and wounded during a possible gang-related drive-by shooting in northeast Reno, police said. A verbal dispute occurred between the occupants of a car and individuals at a home, and someone in the car fired several shots. No other information was available.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 7, 2003
Man killed in drive-by shooting (Dallas, TX) : Dallas police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 20-year-old man and injured six others during an early-morning July Fourth party. Police have not identified any suspects but said the shooter may not have been a stranger.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: July 7, 2003
Man killed (Long Beach, CA): A drive-by shooting in Long Beach left a 19-year-old man dead and a companion wounded, police said today. Police have descriptions of the vehicle, but have no information on the suspects. Investigators believe the crimes may have been gang-related.
Source: City News Service Date: July 7, 2003
Man and young daughter hurt in Reno drive-by shooting (Reno, NV): In Northeast Reno, police are investigating whether a pair of shootings at the same apartment complex were gang-related. No one was injured in the first shooting, but a father and his two-year-old daughter were injured in the second shooting when shots were fired into an upstairs window. Police are seeking two suspects in their twenties.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire Date: July 7, 2003
Gang-related incident left five dead (Chicago, IL): Two men, ages 18 and 25, who survived a car crash in Logan Square were charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. According to reports, the two men were being chased down by a van when one of the men allegedly opened fire causing the van to strike a bicyclist, and then collide into a parked semi. The driver and three passengers of the van and the bicyclist all died as a result of the crash. Police are calling the incident gang-related.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 7, 2003
Two held in chase that left five dead (Chicago, IL): Two men were charged in a gang-related shooting and traffic accidents on the Northwest Side that killed five and injured one, authorities said. The Cook County state's attorney's office charged the two with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. According to reports, the victims were the aggressors, beginning a car chase and ramming their van into the two suspects' car. Shots were fired from both vehicles, and the chase, which injured another driver and killed a 25-year-old bicyclist, ended when the van hit a parked semi-trailer truck. The four occupants of the van, ages ranging from 19 to 25, died from multiple injuries.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 6, 2003
Teenager dies after holiday shooting on Carson Beach (Carson Beach, MA): A 15-year-old Vietnamese boy was shot and killed and two other men were wounded in what police say could have been a gang-related shooting. The shooting took place during a fireworks display when the victims were shot in a crowd of hundreds, police said. Evidence suggests this was not a random act, but the victim's brother and his friends say the boy was caught in the middle of a dispute between the two that were injured and the shooter. The brother also said the two injured men had identical dragon tattoos on their right arms.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 6, 2003
18-year-old injured in drive-by shooting (Mattapan, MA): A drive-by shooting in front of a house wounded an 18-year-old man and left him in critical condition, police said. Witnesses say that a car passed several times in front of the house before occupants in the vehicle opened fire. Police have no suspects.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 6, 2003
Drive-by shooter fails to hit two men (Imperial Beach, CA): Two male pedestrians escaped a drive-by shooting without injuries, according to authorities. Witnesses said that the gunman, who had three passengers in the car with him, sped away after firing several shots. Authorities say the shooting may be gang-related.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 6, 2003
Oklahoma City faces growing gang problems (Oklahoma City, OK): Officials in Oklahoma City acknowledge that Hispanic gang violence is growing, and police say the department has grown complacent about gangs until now. While there are differences of opinion on how to address the threat of gangs, most agree that quick fixes will not solve the problem. Community leaders are asking the government and schools to increase funding for after-school programs, and police are urging parents to learn about gang behavior and take steps to help their children from becoming involved. Hispanic community leaders say that as many as 10 of the city's 33 homicides this year are gang-related. In 1990, Hispanics comprised only four percent of Oklahoma City's population, and in 2000, that number has increased to ten percent. Some say the large increase of Hispanic immigrants into the state is directly related to the increase in violence.
Source: Daily Oklahoman Date: July 6, 2003
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