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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Using maps and networks to reduce gun violence (Chicago, IL): “The average age of a gunshot victim in Chicago is about 27 years old. Everybody thinks it’s younger, and that means that gun violence prevention efforts are not nearly as targeted and effective as they could be.” Sociology professor Andrew Papachristos has been interested in criminal justice ever since childhood, when his Greek immigrant parents were the victims of gang violence on Chicago’s North Side.
Source: Northwestern Now    Date: March 19, 2019
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A GREAT program to stop gang violence (New Jersey): New Jersey will become the first state in the nation to team up with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to train police to teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program. The program teaches kids about conflict resolution and decision-making.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: June 16, 2003

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Drive-by shooting wounds three (Buffalo, NY): Three men were wounded during a drive-by shooting that occurred in the Northeast District, police said. The men were sitting inside a vehicle in front of a home when another vehicle pulled up and the driver fired about six shots. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 16, 2003

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Four men charged with gang assault (Lackawanna, NY): Police have arrested and charged four men, ages 19, 23, and two 24-year-olds, with first-degree gang assault for beating and kicking a 22-year-old man outside a restaurant. Police said that at least one of the assailants knew the victim. The victim was treated at an area medical center and released.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: June 16, 2003

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Boy in serious condition after gang-related stabbing at park (Reno, NV): A boy was stabbed several times during a gang-related fight at Wingfield Park, Reno police said. Two rival gangs cruising downtown Reno got into a verbal fight, which then proceeded into the parking lot of the park where they fought with rocks, bats, and a knife. Police believe the suspects are two males both in their teens.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: June 15, 2003

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Police unit created to combat gangs' growth (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are assigning three officers to work exclusively on Charlotte's growing gang problems. The gang shooting that took place nine weeks ago in a Mecklenburg park, leaving four men injured and one dead, was not the only reason for this decision. Neither was the fact that 14 members of the same gang have been charged since April in four killings. Instead, it was a culmination of events that eventually led authorities to start a gang unit. The new unit will collect information about Charlotte-Mecklenburg gangs, work to keep young people from joining gangs, and go after violent members.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 14, 2003

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Authorities discover burning body (Tucson, AZ): Police are investigating a possible gang-related incident in which a body was found burning under a mattress in a desert area near the Tucson International Airport. Three men and a teenage boy are being held and questioned by the police. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: June 13, 2003

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$375,000 bail for youth in soccer field shooting (Chicago, IL): A 15-year-old boy was held on $375,000 bail for wounding a 10-year-old boy in an alleged gang-related shooting. The 10-year-old fell victim to crossfire intended for rival gang members while playing soccer near Dominguez Elementary School.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 13, 2003

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City teen faces murder charge (Oklahoma City, OK): A 16-year-old boy was charged with second-degree murder after being accused of killing a 22-year-old male in an apparent gang shooting. The shooting was a result of an altercation in which the victim assaulted another man, court records show.
Source: Daily Oklahoman    Date: June 13, 2003

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Brockton student eyed in gas station killing (Brockton, MA): A 35-year-old male was fatally shot while working at a gas station convenience store in Brockton. Police are looking for a Brockton High School student in connection with the shooting. School officials say the student may have gang-related ties.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 13, 2003

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Gang clash led to Lost Lake gunfire (Fresno, CA): Two alleged male gang members, ages 18 and 19, will appear in court on June 27 to stand trial for the slaying of an 18-year-old male. The victim, who was not a member of any gang, was fatally shot when he went to Lost Lake Park to go fishing with friends on April 18.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 13, 2003

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Two shot in drive-by attack (Rochester, NY): A man and woman were shot in a drive-by shooting in Rochester, according to police reports. The woman was sitting on the porch of a home, and the man was standing in front of the home when a car drove by and opened fire. Neither victim suffered life-threatening wounds.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: June 13, 2003

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Shotgun victim, 18, dies of his wounds (Lake View Terrace, CA): A drive-by shooting in Lake View Terrace left an 18-year-old dead and a 16-year-old in critical condition, police said. The pedestrians were shot when a group of Latinos pulled up alongside them in a car, and one of the occupants pulled out a shotgun and opened fire. Police believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: Daily News    Date: June 12, 2003

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Teen wounded in drive-by attack (Carpentersville, IL): A drive-by shooting in Carpentersville wounded a 16-year-old boy as he was walking down the street, police reported. A male known to the victim leaned out of a passing car and fired at least one shot at the teen. Police say that the shooting may have been gang-related. No suspects were in custody.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 12, 2003

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Market shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Police are investigating a possible gang-related shooting outside the Family Farms Market that fatally wounded a man in his 20s. According to reports, a gunman shot the man at the front door, and then ran through the parking lot. Police are looking for three suspects.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 12, 2003

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Gang arrests (Buena Park, CA): Buena Park police arrested five people in connection with two gang-related shootings in April. In the first shooting, a gunman on a bicycle sprayed bullets into a home, but no one was wounded. In the second shooting, another gunman opened fire in retaliation to the first shooting. A five-year-old boy was inadvertently wounded, police said.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 12, 2003

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Gangs targeted (Costa Mesa, CA): In Costa Mesa, police searched ten homes in response to two gang-related shootings, a stabbing, and three graffiti incidents. Three guns were confiscated, and three juveniles and an 18-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of violating probation or not cooperating with officers.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 12, 2003

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Bassett shooting (Bassett, CA): A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in a possible gang-related shooting in Bassett, according to officials. A woman was also wounded in the shooting, but sheriff's deputies declined to reveal information about her.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 11, 2003

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Murder decline (Los Angeles, CA): Increased efforts to reduce gang-related crimes have helped the Los Angeles overall homicide rate to fall 21 percent from the same period in 2002. Gang-related crimes account for about half of all crimes in the city. In addition, the San Fernando Valley has seen homicides decline by 61 percent for the first half of the year.
Source: City News Service    Date: June 11, 2003

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Police seek two men in stabbing of 17-year-old boy (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men are being sought by police in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 17-year-old teen at an apartment complex. According to witnesses, two men, 18 to 20 years old, were seen circling the property in an SUV.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: June 11, 2003

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Police arrest two juveniles in taxi driver's death (Marietta, GA): Two gang members, ages 14 and 16, were arrested for fatally shooting a 53-year-old taxicab driver, police said. The driver gave a ride to the two teenagers, and was later found slumped over the steering wheel after being shot. Police believe that robbery was the motive for the killing.
Source: The Associated Press State & Local Wire    Date: June 11, 2003

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